Tumors originating from spine are a rare occurance but spine is very frequently involved in metastatic disease( tumors from other part of body spreading to spine) these patients frequently complain of back pain in the initial period but can present with weakness which can be slow onset or rapidly progressive. Treatment of metastatic spine disease is often in form of spinal stabilization and decompression.
Primary tumors of spine can be chordoma/osteochondroma/meningiomas/ schwanomas and neurofibromas. These tumors are slow growing tumors and are often diagnosed based upon compressive symptoms. These tumors respond wonderfully to surgical excision.
1.Posterior fixation and decompression
2.En Bloc Excision of Tumors