Spinal cord tumors

Spinal cord tumors

Spinal Cord Tumors

A spinal cord tumor, also known as an intradural tumor, is a spinal tumor that begins inside the spinal cord or the covering of the spinal cord (the dura). A tumor affecting the bones of the spine (vertebrae) is called a vertebral tumor.

The success rate of these surgeries at Neuro Spine Hospital, such as tumor removal, reaches up to 95%, thanks to the significant advancements in modern operating room technologies, the expertise of our specialized doctors and surgeons, and the progress in anesthesia. Due to the delayed symptoms and signs that develop in the brain tissue, these are considered precise surgeries requiring a specialized surgical team, modern and equipped procedures, and advanced postoperative care.

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Tumors

Spinal cord tumors cause a variety of symptoms based on their location and size. Understanding the symptoms can aid in early diagnosis and effective treatment. Here are the main symptoms of spinal cord tumors:

  • Pain in the hip due to increased tumor size.
  • Back pain.
  • Reduced sensitivity to pain, heat, and cold.
  • Loss of bladder and bowel control.
  • Difficulty walking.
  • Increased back pain at night.
  • Muscle weakness.

Postoperative Care for Spinal Cord Tumors

After surgery to remove spinal cord tumors, the patient undergoes a recovery phase that requires careful care and follow-up to ensure the best results and minimize potential risks and complications. The symptoms the patient suffers from may disappear or lessen in severity, and some patients may require physical therapy and rehabilitation if the diagnosis or surgical intervention was delayed.

Don’t let spinal cord tumors affect your life. Contact us today to book your consultation with Dr. Yousry El-Hamili, Professor of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, and discover how we can help you get the best treatment.