Intrinsic tumors of the medulla

Surgical complications

Ira Richmond Abbott, III, Tania Shiminski-Maher, Jeffrey H. Wisoff, Fred J. Epstein

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Abstract

Intrinsic focal tumor of the medulla oblongata is an uncommon entity. Of the 51 cases presenting for treatment of a brainstem glioma between 1984 and 1990, only 7 were confined to the medulla. Radical excision was performed on each patient. Four of the first 5 patients who were extubated in the recovery room had CO<inf>2</inf> retention, with associated respiratory arrest and hypoxia. Three suffered permanent cranial nerve deficits as a result. It is the purpose of this report to describe the serious complications of medullary surgery and to make recommendations as to how they may be avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Recovery Room
Medulla Oblongata
Cranial Nerves
Glioma
Brain Stem
Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Hypoxia

Keywords

  • Brainstem glioma
  • Complications, postoperative
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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Intrinsic tumors of the medulla : Surgical complications. / Abbott, III, Ira Richmond; Shiminski-Maher, Tania; Wisoff, Jeffrey H.; Epstein, Fred J.

In: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vol. 17, No. 5, 1991, p. 239-244.

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Abbott, III, IR, Shiminski-Maher, T, Wisoff, JH & Epstein, FJ 1991, 'Intrinsic tumors of the medulla: Surgical complications', Pediatric Neurosurgery, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 239-244. https://doi.org/10.1159/000120604
Abbott, III, Ira Richmond ; Shiminski-Maher, Tania ; Wisoff, Jeffrey H. ; Epstein, Fred J. / Intrinsic tumors of the medulla : Surgical complications. In: Pediatric Neurosurgery. 1991 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 239-244.
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