Primary spinal cord tumors: review of 678 surgically treated patients in Japan. A multicenter study

European Spine Journal, 05/30/2012

This is the first published research in English on the epidemiology of primary spinal cord tumors in Japanese people. Similar to other reports from Asian countries, the data indicates a higher male/female ratio overall for spinal cord tumors, a higher proportion of nerve sheath cell tumors, and a lower proportion of meningiomas and neuroepithelial tumors compared to reports from non–Asian countries. Data in the current study represent the characteristics of primary spinal cord tumors in Asian countries.

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