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How does Intraspinal Tumor occur?

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A condition in which tumors are observed inside the spinal canal of a patient.

Occurrence of primary intraspinal tumor is 1 per 100,000 per year. (1)

- Diagnosable
- Can further lead to Neurological Dysfunction
- Influences quality of life of a patient
- The duration of disease varies; however it take 3-4 weeks for a person to recover after surgery.

The presence of tumor can arise from the spinal cord, spinal membrane, or spinal nerve.

Symptoms

Diagnosis: A Clinical Neurological examination is conducted, where somatosensory motility, gait disturbances, and reflexes are tested. Supportive diagnosis is made through MRI, blood, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid tests.
Local Spinal Column Pain
Pain radiating towards arms and legs
Difficulty in motor skills, walking

Treatment

Medications: Cytostatic drugs are used as the tumors are sensitive toward them. Glucocorticoids is a prime example.

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Surgery: Before surgery, several things are to be found out:
Where the tumor is located
Preoperative damage already caused to the nearby tissues
Degree of malignancy
After this information, surgery can be done by two approaches- anterior and posterior.
Surgeries like laminotomy and laminectomy are done anteriorly in order to eliminate the tumors present in front of the spinal canal.
Similarly, some surgeries are done posteriorly to eliminate the tumors present behind the spinal canal.

Treatments can provide the patient with a new lease of life. At mfine, you will receive a suitable treatment plan for your optimum health.

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