Spinal Tumour Resection and Stabilisation of Spinal Column
This highly specialized area remains a particular interest for our doctors. With many patients living much longer and healthier lives after the diagnosis of a primary malignancy (breast, lung, bowel, etc.) there exists the chance that some tumours may spread to the bony spinal column.
This can lead to pain and instability that requires surgical stabilisation of the spinal column, usually through a posterior approach with an instrumented fusion using rods and pedicle screws. Such treatment is individually tailored to each patient’s needs and clinical presentation.
Often, additional radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy are required after the surgery to shrink away any residual tumour cells in the spinal column.