Intradural Spinal cord Tumor

What is an Intradural spinal cord tumor?

Intradural spinal cord tumors are categorized according to their location within the spinal cord parenchyma. Intramedullary spinal cord tumors (IMSCTs) are found within the spinal cord, whereas extramedullary spinal cord tumors (EMSCTs) are located outside the spinal cord in the subarachnoid space.  

Astrocytomas and ependymomas are the two most common types of IMSCTs. Astrocytomas are infiltrating, diffuse lesions with heterogeneous enhancement and the potential for intratumoral cysts or necrosis. Ependymomas may contain rostral or caudal cysts. Nerve sheath tumors (schwannomas, neurofibromas) and meningiomas are the two most common EMSCTs. Schwannomas do not entail the nerve root, so they can usually be resected without sacrificing the nerve root, as opposed to neurofibromas, which involve and expand the nerve root. 

What treatments are available for Intradural Spinal Cord Tumor?

Intradural spinal tumors are sporadic central nervous system tumors. However, surgical resection without provoking neurological deficits is complicated because of the spinal cord and its sections, the compact structure of the cord and nerves, and the infiltrative nature of these tumors. Similarly, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are used for the treatment of intradural spinal tumors. Therefore, therapeutic approaches to genetic alterations and molecular biology specific to these tumors would be beneficial.  

What are the common symptoms of Intradural Spinal Cord Tumor?

  • Back pain accompanied by constitutional symptoms  
  • Neck and back pain are intensely painful.  
  • Incontinence and reduced sensitivity in the saddle area  
  • The pain of the focal spine gets worse in the morning.  
  • Compression of the spinal nerves  
  • Neurological problems such as arm and leg weakness or numbness 

How is the diagnosis of Intradural Spinal Cord Tumor made?

What are the treatments available for Intradural Spinal Cord Tumor?

What are the operations/ surgical treatments available for Intradural Spinal Cord Tumor?

Dr. Nitin Jagdhane is a known spine and brain specialist in Mumbai who successfully treats Intradural spinal cord tumors. We will help you with the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of the tumor.  

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