Case Presentation: Resection of Large Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumor

Director of pediatric neurosurgery, Alan Cohen, discusses the case of a previously healthy 8-year-old boy who presented with progressive hip, back and leg pain as well as bladder and bowel dysfunction. Using telemedicine, Cohen reviewed the MRI, which showed a large intradural extramedullary spinal cord tumor. Cohen performed a microsurgical resection of the tumor through an osteoplastic thoracolumbar laminectomy.

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Alan Cohen, MD.

Alan Cohen, MD

Dr. Cohen is the director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the Carson-Spiro Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery. He treats all pediatric patients, with a focus on brain tumors. Dr. Cohen sees patients at the ...

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