Spinal meningioma

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By Zubair Shaikh MD

Spinal meningioma is a rare tumor usually presenting with chronic progressive radicular or myelopathic symptoms and back pain. In this clinical article, Dr. Zubair Shaikh of Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland, Michigan discusses the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of this tumor. Some patients may benefit from the Cyberknife® Radiosurgery System for recurrent or partially resected spine tumors. However, surgical resection remains the treatment of choice even in older patients with severe neurologic deficits.