• benign
  • Urinary retention, which is a common complication of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), though it can also be caused by other types of urinary tract obstruction, nerve dysfunction, tethered spinal cord syndrome, constipation, infection and certain medications. (wikipedia.org)
  • tumours
  • Neuro-oncology deals with the study of brain and spinal cord tumours, which is usually life threatening. (omicsonline.org)
  • Intradural tumours can be classified as intramedullary (within the spinal parenchyma) or extramedullary (within the dura, but outside the spinal parenchyma). (wikipedia.org)
  • Interventional oncology has developed to a separate pillar of modern oncology and it employs X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help guide miniaturized instruments (e.g. biopsy needles, ablation electrodes, intravascular catheters) to allow targeted and precise treatment of solid tumours (also known as neoplasms) located in various organs of the human body, including but not limited to the liver, kidneys, lungs, and bones. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients
  • Involvement of spinal cord in sarcoidosis is extremely rare and presents with only 0.3-0.4% in patients with systemic sarcoidosis. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Patients who undergo a planned spinal fusion procedure requiring approved bone grafting materials (e.g., bone grft substitutes, allograft or autograft). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Patients enrolled in this study will be identified from the surgeon's medical practice and will include patients who failed conservative care and have been identified as requiring spinal fusion surgery. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Direct ethanol infusion may prove especially useful in treating symptomatic patients who have received maximal tolerable radiation doses to the spinal cord. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Spinal cord compression is commonly found in patients with metastatic malignancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Back pain is a primary symptom of spinal cord compression in patients with known malignancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some suggest that direct decompressive surgery combined with postoperative radiotherapy, provide better outcomes than treatment with radiotherapy alone for patients with spinal cord compression due to metastatic cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Brain
  • In these cases, untreated survival usually amounts to only a few months, and survival with current radiation and chemotherapy treatments may extend that time from around a year to a year and a half, possibly two or more, depending on the patient's condition, immune function, treatments used, and the specific type of malignant brain neoplasm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Transitional cell carcinoma (bladder cancer), renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), and prostate cancer are examples of neoplasms affecting the urinary system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Radiation
  • Radiation is usually delivered to the involved segment in the spinal cord as well as to the uninvolved segment above and below the involved segment. (wikipedia.org)
  • chronic
  • Chronic spinal inflammatory conditions such as Paget disease, neurosarcoidosis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, ankylosing spondylitis and chronic tuberculosis can cause it. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgical
  • I. To perform a small pilot study that will demonstrate the feasibility of neurosurgical spinal procedures using the da Vinci surgical robot. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • sensory
  • Inability to walk, with this unusual sensory examination completes a triad of signs and usually represents spinal tuberculosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • usually
  • They usually arise in the cerebellum, near the brainstem, in the hypothalamic region, or the optic chiasm, but they may occur in any area where astrocytes are present, including the cerebral hemispheres and the spinal cord. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although
  • Although some spinal neoplasms have a characteristic appearance with MRI, in other instances the abnormalities may not be readily discernable as neoplastic. (avmi.net)
  • include
  • Most common causes include iatrogenic lumbar punctures, burst fractures resulting in posterior migration of fragments of the vertebral body, severe disc herniations, spinal anaesthesia involving trauma from catheters and high local anaesthetic concentrations around the cauda equina, penetrating trauma such as knife wounds or ballistic trauma. (wikipedia.org)
  • result
  • Compression, trauma or other damage to this region of the spinal canal can result in cauda equina syndrome. (wikipedia.org)