Tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

M. E. Maher de Leon*, S. Schnell, J. M. Rozental

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To provide an overview of spinal cord neoplasms with a focus on location, histology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and nursing assessment and management. DATA SOURCES: Published books and peer-reviewed articles. CONCLUSIONS: Tumors of the spine and spinal cord are rare, and they can have grave implications for the patient. The key in the management of spinal cord tumors is their timely diagnosis and treatment to preserve function. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: A thorough nursing assessment and timely intervention can have a positive impact on the outcome of patients with tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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