J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1977 Sep;12(3):555-559. 10.4055/jkoa.1977.12.3.555.

Tumors of the Spine

Abstract

Neoplastic disease of the spine can be a most difficuIt and perflexing problem. Nineteen cases of tumors in the the spine were studied in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital for 5 years and 6 months from January 1972 to June 1977. The results were as follows; 1. In 19 cases of tumors of the spine, primary tumor was 6 cases and metastatic tumor was 13 cases. 2. Primary tumors of the spine show hemangioma, osteochondroma, chondrosarcoma, giant cell tumor, chordoma, and chondromyxoid fibroma with each of one case 3. Primary sites of the metastatic tumors were lung (2 cases), genito-urinary system (2 cases), gastro-in testinal tract, skin, bone (each l case), and unknown (5 cases). 4. Thoracic and lumbar spines were most fregeuntly involved (75%). 5. Primary tumors were treated by radical excision and metastatic tumors by consevstive 6. Tumors of the spine must be differenciated from any diseases of the spine and the clinician must be alert that any spine lesion could be tumorous condition.


MeSH Terms

Chondrosarcoma
Chordoma
Fibroma
Giant Cell Tumors
Hemangioma
Lung
Orthopedics
Osteochondroma
Seoul
Skin
Spine*
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