SPINAL TUMOURS

spinal tumor surgery The different types of tumours seen in the spine are
1. Intradural tumours like meningioma, neurofibroma,
2. Extradural tumours
3. Bony tumours like giant cell tumour, chordoma, eosinophilic granuloma, chondrosarcome, osteosarcoma etc
4. Spinal metastasis
5. Multiple myeloma (Bone marrow cancer)
6. Plasmacytoma

Removal of spinal tumours (Both benign and malignant i.e. cancers) and spinal reconstruction form a major part of our practice. The department is backed by fully equipped medical and surgical oncology unit, radiotherapy department and advanced diagnostics like PET scan, histopathology etc. for complete management of spinal tumours. The different tumours and surgeries performed for spinal tumours are

1. Removal of intradural tumours and decompression of spinal cord
2. Removal of extradural tumours
3. Complete excision of bony tumours and spinal reconstruction with cages and pedicle screw constructs
4. Metastatic tumours of spine stabilization
5. Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty i.e. percutaneous cementing for spinal tumours