Sometimes we can perform a non-surgical technique to remove a spinal tumor found within the spinal cord.
How we treat spinal tumors.
Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Spinal Tumor
Benign tumors of the membranous layers surrounding the central nervous system (meningioma), and nerve sheath tumors originating from the soft tissue coverings of the spinal cord or attached nerves cause the spinal cord to compress as they grow. The normal function of the spinal cord is disrupted and patients gradually can become paraplegic or quadriplegic, depending on the location of the tumor.
Malignant tumors primarily affect the bones of the spine.
Stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-surgical technique using multiple beams of high-dose radiation to precisely target and remove or destroy tumors and other lesions in the spine.
When treating benign spinal tumors, the first goal is to stop all tumor growth. Stereotactic radiosurgery shows excellent control of tumor growth.
Primary malignant tumors affecting the spine can be removed with stereotactic radiosurgery, but a combination of chemotherapy and radiation are recommended.
Low-grade tumors of the bony spine and spinal cord can also be managed with radiosurgery if the tumor is caught early.
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If you’ve been diagnosed with a spinal tumor, we can help bring you relief. For an appointment or more information, call (865) 331-2835.