World Neurosurgery: X 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.wnsx.2019.100066 View full text
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Yu-ichiro Ohnishi, Nobuhiko Nakajima, Tomofumi Takenaka, Sho Fujiwara, Shinpei Miura, Eisaku Terada, Shuhei Yamada, Haruhiko Kishima

Abstract: ObjectivesWe present a case series of spinal cord cavernous malformations (SCCMs) to describe clinical presentation and outcomes of both surgical and conservative management.MethodsThe clinical courses of patients diagnosed with SCCMs at our institution were retrospectively reviewed. Neurologic symptoms were evaluated using the Modified McCormick Scale.ResultsA total of 18 patients were identified. Five patients (27.8%) presented with acute onset bleeding, 4 of whom underwent immediate surgical resection. Thir…

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