IJCRR - 8(14), July, 2016
HISTOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF SPINAL TUMOURS
Author: Jobanputra G. P., Parikh U. R., Goswami H. M.
Background: Spinal tumours are tumours that can occur within or adjacent to the spinal cord. Primary spinal cord tumours account for 2 to 4 percent of all primary central nervous system(CNS) tumours, one third of which are located in the intramedullary compartment.
Objective: To study the incidence of spinal tumour at Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital and to study the morphological and clinicoradiological correlation and relative incidence of various spinal tumours among different age groups and sex.
Methods: In the Present Study, all operated cases; exicsed bipsies and resected specimens are taken into consideration. After processing detail microscopic examination was carreied out.
Results: The peak age of incidence of spinal tumours was between 21-40 years of age, with the rmale:female ratio 1.57:1.Benign tumours (89%) are more common than malignant tumours (11%).Spinal tumours more commonly located in intradural (86%) than extradural(14%) locations. Malignant tumours mostly located on extradural locations(7%) than intradural locations(4%). Spinal tumours are more commonly located in thoracic region. Schwannoma(31%) is the most common spinal tumour followed by meningioma(24%), astrocytoma (11%), neurofibroma (8%) and ependymoma (8%). Hemangioma and lipoma are relatively less common.
Conclusion: The study can contribute to epidemiologic knowledge of Spinal cord tumours.
Keywords: Spinal Cord Tumours (SCT), Histopathology, Central Nervous System (CNS)
Jobanputra G. P., Parikh U. R., Goswami H. M.. HISTOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF SPINAL TUMOURS International Journal of Current Research and Review. 8(14), July, 01-08
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