Spinal Tumor Surgery in Bangalore

Spinal Tumor Surgery in Bangalore is provided with the best medical practices at the Vitus Spine Care Center. With highly competent specialists, we offer high-quality services, equipped with modern equipment, and advanced technology for different spine disorders.

Overview – Spinal Tumor

A spinal tumor is considered as an abnormal tissue growth that develops within the spinal cord or within the bones of the spine. Tumors in the spine can cause back pain due to the expansion of the bone or weaken the bone.

Tumors that occur in the spinal cord are called primary spinal tumors. Tumors that spread to the spine from other parts of the body (metastasize) are called secondary spinal tumors. Tumors may spread from the breast, prostrate, lung, and other areas.

Spinal Tumor Treatment

Depending upon the diagnosis, the exact treatment is provided, whether surgical or non-surgical. The nature of the treatment is based on the type of tumor.

  • Benign or Malignant
  • Size and location of the tumor
  • Spinal cord or nerve compression
  • Spinal instability, vertebral destruction, or vertebral fracture
  • Dysfunction in bowel or bladder
  • Metastatic spine tumor

Spine Surgery Tumor Procedures

Cervical spine tumors

1. Anterior corpectomy, tumor resection, decompression, and stabilization with plates

2. Posterior cervical pedicle screw-rod instrumentation, tumor resection, decompression with fusion

3. Posterior cervical lateral mass screw-rod instrumentation with tumor resection, decompression and fusion

4. Combined anterior and posterior procedures with tumor resection and stabilization.

Thoraco-lumbar Tumors

1. Minimally invasive Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.

2. Anterior thoraco-abdominal approach with corpectomy, tumor resection, decompression and anterior instrumentation

3. Posterior pedicle screw-rod instrumentation with tumor resection(En-Bloc), decompression and fusion

4. Combined anterior and posterior procedures.

Sacral Tumors

1. En-bloc Segmental resection

2. Total sacrectomy with spino-pelvic reconstruction using pedicle screws and iliac screw-rod fixation.

Vertebral Column Tumors

1. It occurs in the vertebral column and grows either from the bone or disc elements of the spine.

2. This type of tumor arises from advanced cancer from another organ.

3. Control of severe pain by removing the pressure on the nerve roots

4. Preserve neurological function by removing the pressure on the spinal cord

5. Reconstruction of the unstable spine with a spinal fusion

Intramedullary Spinal Tumors

1. Intramedullary spinal tumors can occur inside the spinal cord.

2. This type of tumors can be surgically removed

3. Totally remove the tumor and preserve the neurological function

Intradural-Extramedullary Spinal Tumors

1. This type of tumor occurs within the spinal canal but outside of the nerves.

2. Surgical is the best option for totally removing of tumor and to preserve the neurological function

Spinal Tumor Symptoms

Spinal tumors or growth of any kind can lead to the pain. It may have various signs of problems and even result in life-threatening that can cause permanent disability, whether the tumor may be cancerous or non-cancerous.

Some common signs of spinal tumors include the following:

  • Pain – back and neck pain, arm and leg pain
  • Muscle weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Difficulty in walking, sometimes leading to falls
  • Pain or difficulty in standing
  • Decrease sensitivity to pain, heat, and cold
  • Loss of bowel or bladder function
  • Paralysis that may occur in varying degrees
  • Scoliosis or other spinal deformities

Diagnosis

A thorough medical and neurological examination may help to detect the location of the tumor. However, certain Radiological tests are required to confirm spinal tumor.

  • X-ray
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-Scan
  • Computed tomography (CT)-Scan
  • Cytology (cell studies) of CSF
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination
  • Myelogram
  • Biopsy

At Vitus Spine Care Center, we follow the best techniques using advanced resources and facilities to conduct the spinal tumor surgery. We have the non-surgical approach for spinal tumor as well, but our ultimate goal is to ensure that the pain is minimized, prevent paralysis, and restore the function of the spine to bring back stability and mobility.