Intraspinal Epidermoid Tumor of the Cauda Equina Region: Seven Cases and a Review of the Literature
Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, 06/29/2012
Morita M et al. – Complete removal without tear of the tumor was difficult in the case series, because the capsule of the tumor was thin and often adhered to the cauda equina nerve roots or dura mater. However, total resection of the capsule is important, because patients with epidermoid tumor are at risk for recurrence. On the other hand, aggressive resection of the capsule adhering to the neural elements can cause a high rate of neurological complications postoperatively, especially after surgery for tumor recurrence.