Pediatric Lumps and Bumps of the Spine

Pediatric Lumps and Bumps of the Spine

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Welcome to the Boston Children’s Hospital online CME course “Pediatric Lumps and Bumps of the Spine,” presented by Dr. Edward R. Smith, Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center at Boston Children's Hospital. This course provides an evidence-based review of cutaneous spinal abnormalities that indicate a tethered cord, and when those conditions indicate referral to a Neurosurgeon.

Instructional Time

0 hour, 45 minutes

Target Audience

  • Pediatricians
  • Primary Care and Family Physicians

Expiration Dates

  • Released: 05/03/2017
  • Reviewed: 05/03/2017
  • Expires: 05/03/2020

Course Format

Self-paced, using text and video, with post-test assessments. Requires 80% or higher score to earn CME credit. Online course assessment. Requires Safari (v6 or higher), Chrome (v38 or higher), Internet Explorer (v11 or higher), or Firefox (v23 or higher).

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify benign and concerning growths of the spine in children
  • Assess the implications of spine growth findings in children
  • Plan treatment for common spine growths, and refer appropriately for follow-up evaluation and treatment



Edward R. Smith, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Director of Pediatric Cerebrovascular Surgery

Co-Director of the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center and the Center for Head, Neck, and Skull


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Instructor Disclosures

No disclosures to report:

Dr. Smith

Content Reviewers

No disclosures to report:

Dan Schwartz

Boston Children's Hospital CME Manager Disclosures

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Lesley Niccolini

Commercial and Financial Support Disclosure

This program receives no commercial support.