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Spine Tumor Surgery

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What Are Spine Tumor Surgery ?

A spinal tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord and/or spinal column. These cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that control normal cells.
Spinal tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
Primary tumors originate in the spine or spinal cord, and metastatic or secondary tumors result from cancer spreading from another site to the spine

Symptoms of Spine Tumor Surgery

Pain and swelling can be managed through the use of analgesics and steroids. Your doctor may recommend you wear a brace to increase spinal stability and minimize pain.
If surgery is required, your doctor may remove all or only part of the spine tumor. Surgery is typically recommended when:

  • Other treatments have failed to relieve pain.
  • Spine stabilization is necessary.
  • Some spinal vertebrae have destructed.
  • A biopsy is needed.
  • Nerves are compressed.

Treatment of Spine Tumor Surgery

Pain and swelling can be managed through the use of analgesics and steroids. Your doctor may recommend you wear a brace to increase spinal stability and minimize pain.
If surgery is required, your doctor may remove all or only part of the spine tumor. Surgery is typically recommended when:

  • Other treatments have failed to relieve pain.
  • Spine stabilization is necessary.
  • Some spinal vertebrae have destructed.
  • A biopsy is needed.
  • Nerves are compressed.

Diagnosis

Spinal cord tumors are best diagnosed by imaging studies, typically magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spinal regions with and without gadolinium; occasionally a CT myelogram is indicated.

Risks of Spinal Tumor Surgery

There are potential risks associated with surgery for a metastatic spinal tumor, including:

  • Possibility of cancer spreading further
  • Spinal cord or spinal nerve damage
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection

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