Teenager with massive spinal tumor recovers well after surgery
A 17-yr old boy suffering from massive spinal tumor recovered well after a surgery at a Panchkula private hospital recently.
Dr. Harsimrat Bir Singh Sodhi, consultant-Neurosurgeon at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula who performed surgery said that the boy was brought to hospital with lower back pain from the past four months with pain radiating to left lower limb.
He was also limping while walking with weakness of left lower limb and slippage of footwear. The boy had also complaint of continuous dribbling of urine.
A contrast MRI spine suggested extensive spinal tumor extending from L1 to S3 (8 spinal segments).
The boy underwent multiple level laminoplasty (bone cutting only without bone removal) surgery and complete removal of the tumor under microscopic guidance.
Post-surgery, he improved in limb power immediately with return to normal power and improvement in bladder function. As biopsy was suggestive of benign tumor, so no added treatment was required, remarked Dr Sodhi.
The boy was discharged after four days of surgery without any complaint and recovered well now.