SPINAL TUMOUR – EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND TIMELY SURGERY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS
Spinal tumour – Early diagnosis and timely surgery is the key to success29-year woman with incidentally diagnosed asymptomatic benign osteoblastoma in D7 lamina when she got MRI for neck pain. Dr. Amish Sanghvi explained to them the risks of future progression of tumours which can lead to spinal cord compression and paraplegia. Surgery for removal of tumour was, therefore, necessary but the surgery also carries a high risk of paraplegia if not done properly at the D7 level. The tumour was removed successfully en-bloc (in one piece) and D6-D8 pedicle screw stabilization was done. The woman was walking the next day of surgery and is at present completely symptom-free doing her all activities of daily living.
Preoperative MRI and CT of D7 Osteoblastoma
Postoperative x-rays after excision and fixation
This special case was handled by,
Dr. Amish Sanghvi
MS(Ortho), DNB fellow (Spine), FMISS(Germany), FSCT(Italy) Consultant Spine surgeon and Rehabilitation specialist