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Spine Tumor Surgery Meerut

Spine Tumor Surgery Meerut

Let us learn about treatment of spine tumor, and recovery after spine tumor surgery from the best Neurosurgeon in Delhi, Meerut and western UP, Dr. Amit Bindal.

Seek immediate help for treatment of spinal tumor, surgery for spinal tumor, endoscopic surgery for spine tumor from the top Spine surgeon in Delhi and Meerut, Dr. Amit Bindal at Bindal Brain and Spine Clinics, Meerut, who has more than 15 years of expertise in spine surgery at affordable cost and best possible outcome.

What is a Spine Tumor

A spinal tumor is an abnormal growth of tissues or mass that develops anywhere in and along your spinal column, which includes your spinal cord, vertebrae and the tissues surrounding your spinal cord.

Many spinal tumors are primary to the spine and are benign i.e. they grow slowly and have a very good prognosis after surgery for spinal tumor.

Some spinal tumors are caused by cancer metastasis, i.e., cancer that has migrated to your spine from another part of your body.

What are the possible locations for spinal tumors?

Spinal tumors can develop anywhere in the following places from inside to outside:

spinal tumors

spinal tumors

  • Intramedullary spinal tumors: Inside the spinal cord.
    These tumors include ependymoma and astrocytoma
  • Intradural-extramedullary spinal tumors: Located in the tissues surrounding the spinal cord.

These tumors are most commonly Meninigioma and neurofibroma
Both of these tumors are are of benign etiology, they grow slowly and have a very good prognosis after surgery.

  • Extradural spinal tumors: Between the spinal cord dura and bones.

These may also include meningioma and neurofibroma

  • In the spine’s bony vertebrae. These include both primary and metastatic lesions. Sometimes they are malignant and have a poor prognosis.

What are the different types of spinal tumors?

Spinal tumors are categorized by healthcare providers in a variety of ways, including:

When the tumors are located within your spinal column:

  • Intradural-extramedullary spinal tumors
  • Intramedullary spinal tumors
  • Extradural spinal tumors

Whether the tumor is cancerous or not:

  • Benign—noncancerous
  • Malignant – cancerous

Types of Spinal tumors based on there pathology

There are various types of spinal tumors because the spinal column has a complicated structural design, some of which include:

  • Astrocytoma:
  • Ependymoma:
  • Chordoma:
  • Meningioma: This is a tumor of the tissue that covers the spinal cord and brain.
  • Osteosarcoma: Is a bone cancer
  • Neurofibroma: A benign tumor that develops on the body’s nerves.
  • Schwannoma: The tumor develops in the cells that line the nerve fibers in the spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and cranial nerves.

Most common spinal tumors are benign meningioma and neurofifroma

Some of the common tumors are astrocytoma and ependymoma.

Who is more likely to get spinal tumors?

Primary spinal tumors tend to affect people of all ages.

Metastatic spinal tumors can occur in those who have cancer, particularly lung, breast, or prostate cancer.

What are the causes of spinal tumors?

  • Primary spinal tumors: Most primary spinal cancers are caused by unknown factors. According to scientists, some of them might be brought on by contact with substances or chemicals that cause cancer, or sometimes it runs in families, so there’s likely a genetic component.
  • Metastatic spinal tumors: Cancer that originated elsewhere in your body and spreads to your spine. Cancer cells from the primary tumor, which is generally in the abdominal cavity, can also spread to neighbouring organs like the lungs, liver, or bones.

What are the signs and symptoms of a spine tumor?

Different symptoms and indicators can be caused by spinal tumors, mostly as they progress. Some warning signs and symptoms include:

  • Back pain that frequently spreads to other body parts
  • Reduced sensitivity to heat, cold, and pain also called as numbness
  • Loss of bladder or bowel function, like incontinenece of urine or passage of stools without knowledge of the patient.
  • Difficulty in walking due to weakness of the muscles of legs.
  • Back pain that worsens at night
  • Muscle weakness or loss of feeling, especially in the arms or legs
  • Muscle weakness in various sections of your body, which may be slight or severe.

A typical early symptom of spinal tumors is back pain. In addition to spreading pain to your hips, legs, feet, or arms beyond your back, pain can also deteriorate with time despite treatment.

When to visit a doctor for spine tumor?

Back pain can have a variety of causes, and most of the time, a tumor is not to blame. However, because early detection and treatment of spinal tumors are crucial, consult your doctor about your back pain if:

  • It is persistent and developing.
  • It’s unrelated to activities.
  • You have a history of cancer and experience new back pain that is worse at night.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or lightheadedness.

Seek immediate medical help if you experience:

  • Increasing numbness or loss of sensation to touch, hot, or cold
  • Not able to walk or walking with difficulty
  • Loss of urinary sensations or stools
  •  muscle weakness in your arms or legs
  • Changes in bladder or bowel function.

Which doctor is ideal for the treatment of Spine tumor?

A Neurosurgeon doctor is well trained to understand all the facets of spinal tumor along with its treatment with medicines or operation if required.

How will the doctor diagnose a spinal tumor?

A doctor will examine the patient. He will take history and will do complete medical and neurological examination of the patient to ascertain the causes of problems faced by the patient.

If necessary, he/she will order some tests to diagnose any pathology related to spine.

    • MRI scan of the spine is the most important investigation to diagnose Spine Tumor, its size and extension

diagnose a spinal tumor

  • Sometimes a Spine CT or positron emission (PET scan) of whole body is required
  • Also a few blood tests are sometimes necessary to know the root cause of the problems

In some circumstances, a needle can be used to access the tumor during a biopsy instead of surgery to obtain a sample.

Can a blood test detect spine cancer?

No, the best investigation to diagnose spinal tumor is MRI

How fast do spinal tumors grow?

Most of the benign spinal tumors like neurofibroma and meningioma grow slowly (up to 1cm per year)

In contrast the metastatic or malignant tumors progress rapidly.

Are spinal tumors serious?

Yes, they are serious and must be treated before they lead to paralysis of legs or problems in urine or stools.

Can spinal tumor lead to death?

Benign spinal tumors like neurofibroma and meningioma rarely cause death. They have a very good outcome after treatment for spinal tumor.

Malignant tumors have a poorer prognosis.

Are spinal tumors always cancerous?

No, most spinal tumors are benigh but some vertebral tumors or metastase are malignant.

Is spinal tumor curable?

Yes, why not. Most benign tumors are curable after surgery.

Many malignant tumors have long term control after full treatment.

Can you live with a spinal tumor?

Yes, of course after treatment of spinal tumor you can live a long life.

Few malignant and cancerous lesions grow fast and can lead to risk of life.

Treatment of Spine tumor

Depending on the type of tumor, the treatment options for spinal tumors varies.

Primary spinal tumor treatment:

Most of the intradural extramedullary spinal tumors whether neurofibroma or meningioma needs operation for spinal tumor

Other common tumors like astrocytoma and ependymomas also need surgery for spinal tumor

No other treatment will cure them

Primary spinal tumor treatment

Primary spinal tumor treatment

As most of them have benign etiology they have good prognosis after surgery.

Most of them do not recur after complete excision.

These tumors do not require post operative adjuvant treatment like radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Metastatic spinal tumor treatment:

The treatment of Metastatic tumors of spine require multidisciplinary approach where a team of specialists like spine surgeon, oncosurgeon, oncologist, radiaton oncologist combine to make a team and plan the line and modalities of treatment.

The main modalities of treatment include

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Immunotherapy

Treatment of tumors of spine without surgery

Tumors of the spine are not treatable with medicines

Surgery is important for their removal.

Few tumors in which surgery cannot be done, they are treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Can tumors on the spine be removed?

Yes, most of spinal tumors are removed and excised by surgery.

How long is spinal tumor surgery?

It about 2-3 hrs in a typical spinal tumor operation. But it may take longer depending on the size of tumor.

How much does spinal tumors surgery cost?

Surgery for tumor of spine at affordable cost

We at Bindal Clinics believe in affordable health care for all.

Surgery for spine tumor at Bindal Clinics costs around 80,000 rupees to one lakh rupees.

In big corporate hospitals in India this type of surgery costs anywhere between 2.5 lakh rupees and go up to 5 lakh rupees

We operate with all the latest state of art gadgets like surgical Microscope, Endoscopic system, CUSA (cavitron ultrasonic aspirator), High Speed Drill system, neuronavigation etc.

We believe in the best possible outcome of surgery for patients with  spinal tumors.

Can spinal tumor be cured with medicine?

No, till date no medicine can cure spinal tumor. Some steroids can give relief momentarily by reducing tissue edema.

Can there be paralysis after spine tumor surgery?

No, usually up to 90% of patients recover fully after surgery for benign spine tumors.

Some patients who have extensive disease do not recover if they have severe pre existing paralysis before the surgery.

There are very minimum chances of aggravation of paralysis after surgery.

What is the recovery time after surgery for spinal tumor?

If the patient is mobile before surgery, he/she will usually recover in 7-10 days post op

Patients with pre-existing weakness of legs take 2-3 mnths to recover fully.

However you doctor will examine the patient and available reports to guide you regarding the time to recovery.

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