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Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: My uncle is 60 years old and he was suffering lower back pain from past 2-3 month. We visited the orthopedic and he suggested few medicines for 1-2 month. Even after consuming these medicines and physiotherapy he was suffering good amount of pain. Post that we visited another physician and he suggested to do MRI scan. Scans suggested there is abnormal tissue growth near lower spine. (reports attached)

Post that the physician suggested to visit spine surgeon and as per ortho surgeon , this tissue growth is cancer related and near nervous system . He told us to visit nuero surgeon .

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The physician told us that we should get the tumor operated first and then do a biopsy from the tissue taken from the tumor.is it the right way?Any other thing that we are missing that we should do? Please suggest

Current habits: Smoking

Any Existing disease: Diabetes
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Get surgery done by neurosurgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
The attached films and reports have been evaluated.
The lesion is malignant and requires operative removal and histopathological investigation.
Medications may help in decreasing pain to some extent but surgery is required for treatment.
Possibility of some deficit may remain even after surgery.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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can u please elaborate on the deficit u mentioned
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possibility of weakness and urinary complains

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
There may be persistent of weakness in lower limbs to some extent or urinary complains.
The deficit depends upon preoperative nerve and cord damage.
Neurosurgeon will discuss with you all the related operative risks.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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