Anterior intradural tumors of spine in children: endoscopy guided resection with neurophysiological monitoring by posterior approach

Authors

  • Ricardo de Amoreira Gepp
  • Marco Rolando Sainz Quiroga
  • Henrique Caetano de Souza
  • Marcio de Mendonça Cardoso

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29327/apn.v1i1(September-December).6

Keywords:

Endoscopy, spine tumor, neurophysiological monitoring

Abstract

Introduction: Anterior intradural tumor of the spine is a challenge to the surgeon, especially in children. The use of the endoscope in intradural spinal tumors surgery is still poorly described. The association between spinal endoscopy and neurophysiological monitoring allows better tumor visualization and lower risk of retraction of the spinal cord, decreasing the neurological risk.

Methods:  The authors described the posterior approach to tumor resection. The medical records from two cases were described.

Results: In the first case one dermoid tumor anterior to spinal cord was completed resected after endoscopy help. The second patient had one anterior tumor and the endoscopy was used to help gross total resection.

Conclusion: Microsurgery assisted by endoscopy is a safe and effective method to control resection of intradural tumors, and associated with neurophysiological monitoring becomes a secure method of approach this type of tumor in children.

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Author Biographies

Ricardo de Amoreira Gepp

Coordinator - Sarah Network of Rehabilitation hospitals. Brasia-DF, Brazil

Marco Rolando Sainz Quiroga

Neurosurgeon Regenera Brain and Spine clinics Brasia-DF, Brazil

Henrique Caetano de Souza

Neurosurgeon - Sarah Network of Rehabilitation hospitals. Brasia-DF, Brazil

Marcio de Mendonça Cardoso

Neurosurgeon - Sarah Network of Rehabilitation hospitals. Brasia-DF, Brazil

Published

2019-12-11

How to Cite

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Gepp R de A, Quiroga MRS, de Souza HC, Cardoso M de M. Anterior intradural tumors of spine in children: endoscopy guided resection with neurophysiological monitoring by posterior approach. Arch Pediat Neurosurg [Internet]. 2019Dec.11 [cited 2020Sep.27];1(1(September-December):21-4. Available from: http://www.archpedneurosurg.com.br/pkp/index.php/sbnped2019/article/view/6