Spine tumours are abnormal growths of tissues found in and around the spine. Tumours in the spine may be primary (begin in the spine) or secondary (metastatic-move to the spine from other locations).
Primary spinal cord tumours are those which originate in the spinal cord itself. These include astrocytomas, glioblastomas, ependymomas and hemangioblastomas. Differentation of inflammatory or demyelinating spinal lesions of the spine from spinal cord tumours may be difficult. For this reason, surgery should be advised only after a thorough evaluation.
Metastatic is a term that describes tumour that has spread from its primary site to other places in the body. Metastatic spine tumours are abnormal growths of tissues that are found in and around the spine, but began in another location in the body. The skeletal system is one of the most common sites of metastases.
The majority of spine tumours are located in the centre of the back. But they also occur in the lower back or neck region. The location of the tumour determines the symptoms experienced.
Some patients have no symptoms. The most common symptom, however, is pain. Patients may experience persistent back or neck pain. Other complaints may include numbness, tingling or weakness in the arms or legs, problems walking and maintaining balance or problem with bowel and bladder function.
The most common test is a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of the spine, which will show the soft tissues and nerve of the spinal column. Plain X-rays will show vertebral fractures, common when tumour invades the spinal bones. A CT Scan shows the bones more clearly and can help determine the extent of the bony disease. Other tests include CT scans of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, etc.
The role of surgery for metastatic spine tumours is to improve or maintain quality of life. There are a number of reasons why surgery would be better option for spine tumours:
Surgical cure, if tumour can be removed
Control of tumour growth by surgical removal
Alleviation of symptoms by reducing pressure on nerves and stabilizing spine to prevent deformities, collapse or paralysis
The goal is usually to reduce the severity of symptoms, including:
Reduction of pain
Restoration of spine stability to improve mobility
Preservation of neurological function
Desun hospital Siliguri is premium superspeciality hospital in Eastern India with state of art health care infrastructure. Desun hospital Siliguri is NABH and NABL accredited and follow strict quality parameters as per requirements.
Desun hospital is among the very few hospitals in India where there is more than 700 comprehensive surgery packages available. The composite surgery packages are all inclusive of the important things that are a part of any surgery process starting from information seeking by patient or patient party to the post operative care that may continue even after discharge from hospital. The surgery packages at the hospital have been developed by experienced medical team so that it is all inclusive and comprehensive.
The surgery packages at Desun Hospital Siliguri are affordable as per cost and quality. High quality health care services in a hospital in India at affordable cost are a combination that is indeed helpful to patients visiting the hospital from all over India, West Bengal and certainly Siliguri. People also visit the hospital from parts of the world like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, South East Asia and Middle East.
The excellent patient service team and 24 hours emergency response also brings in local Siliguri residents and people from parts of West Bengal and North Bengal whose relatives, sons or daughters stay outside India. NRI’s and NROB’s have facility to enroll their parents and elders under the Desun Parent card scheme that enables them to take care of the hospitalization and health care needs of their senior citizen elders and parents back home in India. All payments and procedures of admission, discharge etc can be concluded online or over phone.
Desun hospital has facilities for latest surgeries and all modern equipments, OTs (Steel OT’s) and updated facilities to deliver excellence in terms of latest surgery techniques , modern well maintained equipments and over all top level health care infrastructure. Laparoscopic surgeries (lap) , key hole , minimally invasive and invasive surgeries all are conducted in the hospital. The hospital has advanced health care facility.
Highly experienced doctors, well trained staffs, active patient care team alongside the best surgery facilities provide a very good experience at Desun. This is evident from the numbers of people and families who recommend this hospital in Siliguri, India as a very dependable place for undergoing latest surgeries at an affordable cost. There are many success stories at Desun hospital those published and discussed even in leading national and local newspapers and news media in television. Desun’s medical team with it’s dedication and help pf advanced health care facilities at the hospital have done surgeries that are popular among hospital impact stories in India.