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Surgery of Spinal Cord Tumours

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Spinal Cord Tumours are benign and malignant tumours originating in or around the spinal cord. Majority of the spinal cord tumours are treated with surgical removal usually through a laminectomy and microsurgical resection. This surgical procedure aims at maximum but safe removal of the tumour as well as avoiding the worsening of neurological function. Tumours that develop within the spinal cord (intramedullary tumours) are removed as completely as possible. However, if the tumor can’t be removed completely, surgery may be followed by radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or both.