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Spinal Tumours

Spinal Tumours

Spinal tumors are abnormal growths within or near the spinal cord and the surrounding vertebrae. These tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). They can originate within the spinal cord (intramedullary), outside the spinal cord but within the spinal canal (intradural-extramedullary), or outside the spinal canal (extradural).

Spinal Tumors – Where expertise meets precision, restoring hope and spinal health one surgery at a time.

Diagnosis of Spinal Tumours

Accurate diagnosis of spinal tumors is crucial for determining the appropriate treatment plan. Dr. Karthikeyan YR employs various diagnostic tools, including:

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): Provides detailed images of the spinal cord and surrounding structures.

  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography): Offers a detailed view of the bony structures.

  • Biopsy: A sample of the tumor may be taken for laboratory analysis to determine its type and malignancy.

Surgical Treatment for Spinal Tumours

Surgical intervention is often necessary to address spinal tumours. Dr. Karthikeyan specializes in several surgical techniques, each tailored to the specific needs of the patient and the characteristics of the tumour. These may include:

  • Tumour Resection: The primary goal of surgery is to remove as much of the tumor as safely possible, alleviating pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

  • Spinal Stabilization: In cases where the tumour has caused spinal instability, Dr. Karthikeyan may perform spinal fusion to restore stability.

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery: Whenever possible, minimally invasive techniques are employed to reduce tissue disruption, minimize postoperative pain, and accelerate recovery.

  • Intraoperative Monitoring: Advanced monitoring techniques are used to assess neurological function during surgery, ensuring the utmost precision and patient safety.

Benefits of Surgical Treatment

  • Pain Relief: Surgical removal of the tumour often provides immediate pain relief and prevents further damage to the spinal cord.
  • Preservation of Neurological Function: Surgery aims to preserve and potentially improve neurological function by relieving pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
  • Treatment of Malignant Tumours: For malignant tumours, surgery is often part of a comprehensive treatment plan, including radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

Conditions Treated with Surgical Intervention

Dr. Karthikeyan YR is highly experienced in treating various spinal tumours, including but not limited to:

  • Meningiomas: Tumours that develop in the meninges, the protective layers of the spinal cord.

  • Schwannomas: Tumours originating from nerve sheath cells.

  • Metastatic Tumours: Cancerous tumours that have spread to the spine from other parts of the body.

  • Intramedullary Tumours: Tumours that develop within the spinal cord.

  • Hemangioblastomas: Benign vascular tumours that can affect the spine.

With over 12 years of experience in neurosurgery, Dr. Karthikeyan YR is a leading expert in spinal tumour diagnosis and surgical treatment. He is dedicated to providing patient-centric care, employing the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Your spinal health is paramount, and Dr. Karthikeyan YR and his team are committed to providing top-quality, personalized care in the field of Spinal Tumour Treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to a healthier, pain-free spine. Your well-being is our top priority.

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