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70 yr old, developed extra flesh at the spinal cord. Advised surgery. Can it be removed using laser?

hi,my grand mother of age 70+ has developed extra flesh at the spinal cord .Doctors are saying that a surgery should be done but she has just 10 days back undergone the operation of gastroenterology .so it becomes difficult for her to undergo another operation.can that flesh be melted by using the laser?.At present one of her legs is not working.Answer me faster doctor please its urgent
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your question.

It would be nice to have more details about the 'flesh'. It is advisable to do a biopsy where small piece of tissue from the mass is sent for pathological examination to find out what it is. If the leg is not working as a result of the 'flesh' compressing the spinal cord, surgery is indicated as early as possible. She will of course go through a preoperative evaluation before surgery and only if she is fit for surgery they will proceed. Keep in mind. LASER is an experimental technology.

Best wishes for your grand mother's recovery. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Answered: Fri, 23 Aug 2013
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