Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the spine: A SEER database analysis

James A. Stadler, Usama Qadri, Jessica A. Tang, Justin K. Scheer, Stephanie C. Melkonian, Zachary A. Smith, Sandi K. Lam*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Peripheral nerve sheath tumors are uncommon neoplasms that can affect any area of the body. Spinal lesions, especially those that are malignant, pose difficult management challenges, and data regarding these lesions are limited by the disease rarity. This study provides a population-based analysis using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, focusing on patient characteristics and treatments. Surgery is associated with improved survival, whereas radiation therapy is associated with decreased survival in this cohort with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor in the spine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1111
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • Peripheral nerve sheath tumor
  • Radiation therapy
  • SEER database
  • Spine surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Surgery


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