Best Treatment of Spinal Cord Tumour

Surgical plan varies depending on the location of the spinal cord compression.

  • 1 st the tumour is observed over time for change. This is a common approach in small benign (non-cancerous) tumours.
  •  2 nd Larger benign tumours, certain types of spine cancer (malignant), and progressive spine tumours require surgical intervention.
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Spine surgery may be recommended to remove the tumor, reduce its size, and/or relieve persistent back or neck pain, balance problems, walking difficulty and bowel or bladder dysfunction. Why and when the surgery is needed –depends on many factors such as.

  • Type of spinal tumor
  •  Tumor size and its location
  • Stage of cancer
  • Neurologic deficit such as spinal cord or nerve compression/ weakness/ Paralysis
  • Spinal instability, vertebral fracture, or destruction of vertebral bone
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction/ urinary incontinence, constipation
  • General health, immunity, and infection risk

Surgery Goals

  • Remove the tumor, or as much of it as possible
  • Stabilize the spine
  • Reduce pain
  • Improve function and quality of life

Surgical Procedures are

  • Decompression/ En-bloc/ debulking/ resection surgery: To remove the entire tumour or part of it. These procedures decompress or relieve pressure to the spinal cord and nerve roots, which helps in reducing the pain and other symptoms.
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  • Embolization: it is an intervention technique that slows or cuts off the tumour’s blood supply. Embolization (embolotherapy) causes the tumor to shrink.

 

  • Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty: In Kyphoplasty we use balloons that are inserted into the fracture, inflated to create a cavity, and bone cement is injected. Vertebroplasty does not use balloons. A newer technique combines vertebroplasty with radiofrequency ablation  to remove the tumour tissue and create a cavity for the bone cement. Both procedures provide immediate fracture stabilization.

 

  • Spinal Stabilization: Spinal tumour can cause spine instability. Spinal instability increases the risk for serious neurologic injury, such as bowel or bladder dysfunction or paralysis. Stabilization usually involves spinal instrumentation and bone graft. Spinal decompression and stabilization may be performed as a minimally invasive procedure.

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