Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors
Spinal and spinal cord tumors refer to abnormal cell growth that occurs in the spinal bones or the spinal canal. These tumors can arise from various causes and can be either benign or malignant. Many of these tumors are metastases that spread from other parts of the body.
Symptoms of spinal and spinal cord tumors can include back pain, tenderness in the spinal region, numbness, weakness, and loss of bladder or bowel control. The symptoms can vary depending on the size and location of the tumor. A bone scan may be required to evaluate spinal metastases in patients with known other tumors.
The treatment approach for spinal and spinal cord tumors may vary depending on their benign or malignant nature, size, location, and symptoms. Surgical intervention is often used as a treatment option for tumor removal or correction.
A multidisciplinary approach is adopted in the treatment of spinal and spinal cord tumors. Our neurosurgeons collaborate with oncologists, radiation therapists, and other healthcare professionals to create individualized treatment plans that cater to the patients’ specific needs. Treatments such as radiation therapy (the use of high-energy radiation) and chemotherapy (the use of drugs) can help control the tumor and eliminate cancer cells.