Medical spinal cord problems
Medullary tumours (spinal cord tumours)
Tumours of the spinal cord are very rare. Obviously, these are severe disorders that may give cause to major failure symptoms, both in terms of sensation and motor skills.
It is possible to remove benign tumours by surgery only. Still, there are almost always consequences, mostly in terms of sensation and proprioception (the ability to observe the position of one's own body and body parts).
Malignant tumours often require follow-up treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy.
The surgical operation requires advanced intraoperative monitoring; removing the tumour is done through the microscope. A good rehabilitation afterwards is almost always necessary.
As always, tumours are treated on the neurosurgery department by a multidisciplinary team, which warrants the best possible care and follow-up.
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