• tumours
  • With an increase in the survival of patients with spinal tumours, there is a probability of an increase in the rate of implant failure. (springer.com)
  • Neuro-oncology deals with the study of brain and spinal cord tumours, which is usually life threatening. (omicsonline.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)
  • thoracic
  • This report presents the case of a 26-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with pathological fracture of the thoracic spine (T10), secondary to paraganglioma, thus causing complete spinal cord injury. (scielo.br)
  • 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)
  • nerve
  • After the conus medullaris, the canal contains a mass of nerves (the cauda equina or "horse-tail") that branches off the lower end of the spinal cord and contains the nerve roots from L1-5 and S1-5. (wikipedia.org)
  • The symptoms seen are due to spinal nerve compression and weakening of the vertebral structure. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Infections: candidiasis, herpes, HPV Inflammation: lichen planus Neoplasm: Paget's disease, vulvar carcinoma Neurologic disorder: neuralgia secondary to herpes virus, spinal nerve injury[citation needed] There are a number of possible treatments with none being uniformly effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Direct ethanol infusion may prove especially useful in treating symptomatic patients who have received maximal tolerable radiation doses to the spinal cord. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 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)
  • Back pain is a primary symptom of spinal cord compression in patients with known malignancy. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is symptoms due to damage to the bundle of nerves below the end of the spinal cord known as the cauda equina. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other symptoms of spinal cord compression include lower extremity weakness, sensory loss, numbness in hands and legs and rapid onset paralysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The most common symptoms are associated with increased intracranial pressure due to the size of the neoplasm. (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)
  • lumbar
  • 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)
  • sensory
  • Inability to walk, with this unusual sensory examination completes a triad of signs and usually represents spinal tuberculosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • occur
  • 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)
  • disease
  • Chronic spinal inflammatory conditions such as Paget disease, neurosarcoidosis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, ankylosing spondylitis and chronic tuberculosis can cause it. (wikipedia.org)