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Delay in diagnosis of primary intradural spinal cord tumors in israel
Delay In Diagnosis of Primary Intradural Spinal Cord Tumors in Israel

The incidence of delay in diagnosis of primary intra-dural spinal cord tumors in Israel is very high. We found that a combination of factors led to this phenomenon, which reflects unawareness to obvious signs and symptoms related to cord compression, and to the importance of efficient workup and treatment. Consequently, many patients suffered significant deterioration, and irreversible handicap due to longstanding and progressive cord compression.

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Surgical Neurology International
Volume / Volumen: 3
Number / Número: 3
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 289-295
Year / Año: 2012
Month / Mes: may

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המרכז הרפואי תל אביב, בית החולים לילדים "דנה", Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel

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Delay in Diagnosis of Primary Intradural Spinal Cord Tumors

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David Segal1, Zvi Lidar2, Akiva Corn3, Shlomi Constantini4

4 Prof, Department Of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Tel-aviv Medical Center

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