What is a Spinal Cord Tumour ?

The spine is not a single location. It is made of different types of tissues that span the entire length of your back and into your neck and pelvis. A tumor can form in almost every type of tissue.

  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis to look for tumor cells
  • Radiological imaging studies to identify the location and appearance of the tumor.
  • CT scan, which is sometimes used to better visualize the bone structures
  • Biopsy from the actual tumor to provide a precise classification.

signs and symptoms include:

  • Loss of sensation or muscle weakness in the legs, arms or chest
  • Stiff neck or back
  • Pain and/or neurologic symptoms (such as tingling) increase with Valsalva maneuver
  • Difficulty walking, which may cause falls
  • Decreased sensitivity to pain, heat and cold
  • Loss of bowel or bladder function

Regions of your spine

  • Cervical : Neck area.
  • Thoracic: Upper- to mid-back.
  • Lumbar: Lower back.
  • Sacrum: Bottom of your spine.
Dr. Vivek M. Agrawal has been associated with VIMS HOSPITAL as chief consultant Neurosurgeon/ Spine surgeon since its beginning. Till JULY 2022, he has performed more that 700 Brain and spine surgeries and seen more than 5500 OPD patients. He has been doing regular CMEs and free Camps for the patients benefit.
He is doing all kinds of brain and spine related surgeries including complex vascular surgeries, endoscopic surgeries, minimally invasive spine surgeries