Volume 9, Issue 4 (2-1996)                   Med J Islam Repub Iran 1996 | Back to browse issues page

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From the Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.
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A retrospective analysis was performed on forty cases of spinal cord meningiomas, operated on at Dr. Shariati Hospital from 1976 to 1990. Age and sex distribution, clinical presentation and tumor location were comparable to those reported by others. In males the tumors were distributed evenly in cervical and dorsal areas and were often anterior to the cord. This finding makes a different surgical approach necessary. For prevention of postoperative CSF leakage and infection, repair and tight closure of the dura is mandatory. Concerning prognosis, even in paraplegic patients the chance of complete recovery is good.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Neurosurgery