Intradural spinal tumors: current classification and MRI features

Neuroradiology. 2008 Apr;50(4):301-14. doi: 10.1007/s00234-007-0345-7. Epub 2007 Dec 15.


The differential diagnosis of intradural spinal tumors is primarily based on location, but the clinical presentation, age, and gender of the patient are also important factors in determining the diagnosis. This comprehensive review focuses on the current classification, clinical symptoms, and MRI features of the more common intradural extramedullary and intramedullary neoplastic lesions. This review does not include extradural lesions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue / classification
  • Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue / classification
  • Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / classification*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis*