Diagnosis and treatment of polyostotic spinal tumors by Kent K. Wu

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Published by Charles C. Thomas in Springfield, Ill .

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  • Spine -- Tumors.,
  • Spinal neoplasms -- Diagnosis.,
  • Spinal neoplasms -- Therapy.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementby Kent K. Wu.
LC ClassificationsRC280.S72 W8 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 291 p. :
Number of Pages291
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Open LibraryOL3783085M
ISBN 100398046719
LC Control Number81023425

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Both primary and metastatic tumors of the spine are often asymptomatic or have non-specific symptoms because in spine tumors, delayed diagnosis is not very unusual. Goal of treatment in spinal column metastases is to optimize the patient’s quality of life by providing effective pain relief and preserving or restoring neurological by: While chemotherapy has not been shown to specifically target spinal cord tumors, it may be considered as part of an overall treatment plan for cancer.

Immunotherapy drugs, which aim to stimulate the immune system into attacking abnormal cells, are a newer treatment and still being studied. During treatment, X-rays can also help your doctor assess the placement of rods and pedicle screws used to stabilize your spine.

Positron emission tomography (PET) PET can screen for spinal metastases and help distinguish between malignant and benign bone lesions. Primary Spine Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment Michelle J.

Clarke, MD, Ehud Mendel, MD, and Frank D. Vrionis, MD, PhD Background: Primary tumors are rare and those localized to a single location offer the potential for cure. To achieve this, early recognition of the primary tumor and proper workup and treatment Diagnosis and treatment of polyostotic spinal tumors book essential.

The spinal cord is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. This delicate bundle of nerves is responsible for so many of our daily functions, and tumors in this region require immediate care and treatment. If these tumors apply pressure to the spinal column, it can cause back or neck pain.

Because most people will experience non-cancer. Tumors of the spine encompass a wide variety of locations, severity and aggressiveness. They can be either benign or cancerous. They are much less common than the degenerative spinal disorders such as lumbar stenosis, lumbar disc herniation, degenerative disc.

Symptoms of spinal tumors vary from person to person, and by the type and location of the tumor. They are caused by pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots. If a spinal tumor presses on the spinal cord or nerve roots, it may cause: Back pain that gets worse with.

Neurosurgeon Ilya Laufer specializes in caring for people with spine tumors. Advances in technology and new therapeutic techniques, including several developed by doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering, have dramatically improved the safety and effectiveness of spine tumor treatment.

All of these. Spinal tumors can involve the neck, back and lower back. They can begin in several different types of cells, including nerve cells in the spinal cord, soft tissues or muscles that support the spine, and bones that make up the spinal column.

Spinal Tumors: A Treatment Guide for Patients and Family helps inform both patients and their families about treatment options and helps unlock the confusing, sophisticated, and sometimes contradictory information about the best ways to proceed with cancer treatment.

Written by leading Neurosurgeon, Dr. Henry E. Aryan, this book is an essential. Treatment greatly varies depending on the type of spinal cord tumors, goals of care, and prognosis.

The primary forms of treatment include surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. [5] Steroids (e.g.

corticosteroids) [9] may be administered if there is evidence of spinal cord lty: Oncology. Primary spinal tumors fall into a distinct category because their timely diagnosis and the immediate institution of treatment have an enormous impact on the patient's overall prognosis and hope for a cure.

Generally, with spinal pathology, problems that arise are either chronic problems related to degenerative disease or deformity or acute ma. Neoplasms of the spinal canal encompass a range of tumors which arise from or involve the spinal cord, theca, and spinal nerves.

Pathology. These can be divided according to the tissue/structure of origin within the spinal of vertebral bodies are discussed separately: see vertebral body tumors.

Spinal cord (intramedullary). Spinal Cysts and Tumorlike Masses. Eosinophilic granuloma: benign lesions, rare in adults, that affect bones and may cause a collapse of the vertebrae; they are more common in the mid-back.

Epidural lipomatosis: excessive growth of fat inside the epidural space. Synovial cyst: a fluid-filled sac that typically forms in the lumbar spine (lower back) around the vertebral joints, usually from a.

Spinal tumors can also be caused by cancer that has spread from other areas of the body. How cancer is spread is still unclear. However, every year approximately one in. The Spinal Tumor Patient Guide provides patients, their family members and caregivers information that is easy to understand.

Here you can learn about spinal tumors, how and where they develop, the diagnostic process, and treatment. One important point about spinal tumors is they are not common. A spinal tumor diagnosis is usually made after a patient experiences symptoms like neck or back pain.

Because there are no general screening tests available to facilitate the early detection of spine cancer, education is an especially important component of the diagnostic process.

The most common intradural spinal tumors are meningiomas and nerve sheath tumors in the intradural extramedullary compartment, whereas ependymomas and astrocytomas are the most common tumors of the spinal cord. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the state-of-the-art imaging modality for the diagnosis of intradural spinal tumors.

They can spread in the layer of tissue surrounding the spinal cord or its nerve roots. Spine tumors can be life-threatening and may lead to permanent disability.

The Stanford Brain and Spine Tumor Program is a global referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of spinal tumors. Tumors of The Spine Treatment Options. Please find below some of the most common treatment options for tumors of the spine: Non Operative Treatment.

Chemotherapy and radiation are sometimes needed. Surgery can be considered for those who do not improve via non-surgical options. Please find below the most used surgical options for spinal tumors.

Any metastatic spinal tumor treatment must first consider these other treatment goals. Reduce or remove tumor. When applicable, efforts may be made to debulk, or shrink, the spinal tumor to decrease its burden on the body.

In general, an early diagnosis and treatment of metastatic spinal tumors result in. The team approach works well because spinal tumors can be difficult to operate on, he says. Risks of removing a spinal cord tumor. As Dr. Malhotra explains, “As opposed to knee surgery, for example, spinal surgery has inherent risks.

We’re operating around the spinal cord. That could leave any function below that level non-functional. Tumors can grow along the spinal cord, just as they can in other parts of your body, such as the lungs or liver. A tumor forms in the spinal cord when cells grow too quickly.

Tumours that start in the spinal cord (primary spinal cord tumours) are rare. There are different types of primary spinal cord tumours. The most common types are meningiomas, tumours of the spinal nerves and ependymomas. Cancers that have spread to the spinal cord from elsewhere in the body are called spine metastases or secondary cancers.

A spinal tumor is a growth of cells (or mass) in or surrounding the spinal cord. Tumors in the spinal column may cause back pain from expansion of the bone or from weakening of the bone, which in turn can result in spinal fractures, compression (pinching) of the nerves or spinal instability.

Common causes of polyostotic bone lesions in adults include: inflammatory arthritic or synovial-based lesions neoplastic benign nonossifying fibromas (fibroxanthomas) polyostotic fibrous dysplasia (McCune-Albright syndrome) malignant mult. Intramedullary tumors present at a younger age in developing countries.

(3) Rare histological variants like primitive neuroectodermal tumors should also be considered for histological differential diagnosis of spinal tumors. (4) Preoperative neurologic status is the most important factor related to. Treatment of spinal tumours.

Having accumulated sufficient information to allow definitive diagnosis by tissue sampling there are a number of potential treatment options.

Numerous factors are taken into account, and we will cover a general overview of strategies. Metastatic disease is by far the most common form of spinal tumour : B. Choudhury, B.

Choudhury, Athanasios I. Tsirikos, Athanasios I. Tsirikos, Melvin F. A spinal tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the spinal column. Spinal tumors can be primary or metastatic (secondary). Primary tumors originate in the vertebrae or the connective tissues surrounding the spinal cord.

Metastatic tumors move to the spine from another part of the body.; Spinal tumors can damage the spinal cord by pressing on or infiltrating it, but they do not begin growing.

Diagnosis of a Spinal Tumor. Tumors of the spine are rare and generally occur from metastasis. However, diagnosing a spinal tumor is done after a complete neurological examination, MRI scans and CT scans to examine the spine.

Tumors of the spine often. A small number of spinal tumors occur in the nerves of the spinal cord itself. Tumors that start in spinal tissue are called primary spinal tumors.

Tumors that spread to the spine from some other place (metastasize) are called secondary spinal tumors. Tumors may spread to the spine from the breast, prostate, lung, and other areas.

A spinal tumor is a growth in the area of spine. The tumor may be in the bones of the spine, nerve tissue, or soft tissue around the spine. The tumor can press on nerves and blood supply causing a. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Organized by tumor then by region, this resource details diagnostic and therapeutic options for primary and malignant spinal tumors.

Over 25 key procedures--including minimally invasive surgery--are presented in a concise, stepwise fashion, putting the key information you need right at your fingertips!Cited by: mal bone cyst. In the remaining cases, the differential diagnosis may include other primary spinal tumors, vertebral metastases and major nontumoral lesions simulating a vertebral tumor, Paget disease, spon-dylitis, echinococcal infection, and aseptic osteitis.

In many. As can be seen below, survival rates for some types of brain and spinal cord tumors can vary widely by age, with younger people tending to have better outlooks than older people. The survival rates for those 65 or older are generally lower than the rates for the ages listed below.

The treatment options for brain and spinal cord tumors depend on several factors, including the type and location of the tumor, how far it has grown or spread, whether the tumor cells have certain gene or chromosome changes, and a person's age and overall health.

Non-infiltrating (grade I) astrocytomas These tumors include pilocytic astrocytomas, which most often develop in the cerebellum in. The treatment of spinal column tumors continues to evolve. Improved systemic therapy, more sophisticated preoperative evaluation and staging, the availability of new implants and biomaterials, and a more aggressive approach to tumor resection have improved both the short- and long-term outcomes for many patients with spinal column tumors.

From the fundamentals of spinal cord anatomy and the pathology of spinal tumors, to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment techniques for specific spinal tumors, this is the only comprehensive text devoted to managing tumors both surgically and non-surgically.

The diagnosis of spinal tumors is based on patient age, topographic features of the tumor, and lesion pattern as seen at CT and MR imaging. A systematic approach is useful for recognizing tumors of the spine with characteristic features such as bone island, osteoid osteoma, osteochondroma, chondrosarcoma, vertebral angioma, and aneurysmal bone Cited by:.

This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Tumors of the Spine, Spinal Neoplasm, Spine Metastatic Disease, Spine Metastases, Metastatic Spinal Tumor, Epidural Spinal Cord Compression, Spinal Cord Compression by Tumor Infiltration, Myelopathy due to Spinal Tumor.Spinal cord tumors can occur within or adjacent to the spinal cord.

They are considered to be intraaxial in location and can be either primary or metastatic. Primary spinal cord tumors account for 2 to 4 percent of all primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors, one .ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.

Contents: 1. Clinical Aspects of Spinal Tumors / J.J. Heimans Imaging of the Spine: Techniques and Indications / P.M. Parizel and J.T. Wilmink Imaging Intradural Extra and Intramedullary Tumors / J. Valk and J. Weerts Diagnostic Imaging of Vertibral Metastases / P.R.

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