Spinal Tumor surgery

What is Spinal Tumor Surgery?

What is brain tumor surgery?

What is the survival rate for brain tumor surgery?

How dangerous is brain tumor surgery?

How do they remove a brain tumor?

Can Brain Tumor be completely cured?

Spinal Tumor Surgery in Iran

Spinal Tumor surgery in Iran is provided with best medical services, high quality equipment and modern technology by competent medical professionals. Iran has got the specialist in around the world and in Iran as well and also has got the world eminent doctors and hospitals where all the services are provided to the patients. Iran harnessed its vast pool of skilled doctors and nurses along with access to the most modern medical technology at par with the best in the world. Iran enjoys the advantage of a skilled medical workforce fluent in English. All medical procedures including hospitalization and recovery are the best as compared to America and Europe. Hospitals providing Spinal Tumor surgery in Iran adhere to global quality standards for treatment and surgery.


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The three major parts of the brain control different activities:

Cerebrum: The cerebrum uses information from our senses to tell us what is going on around us and tells our body how to respond. It controls reading, thinking, learning, speech, and emotions.
The cerebrum is divided into the left and right cerebral hemispheres. The right hemisphere controls the muscles on the left side of the body. The left hemisphere controls the muscles on the right side of the body.

Cerebellum: The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing, and other complex actions.
Brain stem: The brain stem connects the brain with the spinal cord. It controls breathing, body

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What is Spinal Tumor Surgery?

Spinal tumor rarely occurs and is either benign or malignant. Some tumors are known to metastasize (spread) via arteries, veins, the lymphatic system, and directly. A spinal tumor is a cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign) growth that develops within or near your spinal cord or within the bones of your spine. Although back pain is the most common indication of a spinal tumor, most back pain is associated with stress, strain and aging not with a tumor. In most areas of your body, noncancerous tumors aren't particularly worrisome. That's not necessarily the case with your spinal cord, where a spinal tumor or a growth of any kind can impinge on your nerves, leading to pain, neurological problems and sometimes paralysis. A spinal tumor, whether cancerous or not, can threaten life and cause permanent disability. Yet advances in spinal tumor treatment offer more options than ever before.

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Symptoms of Spinal Tumor

Depending on the location and type of spinal tumor, various signs and symptoms can develop, especially as a tumor grows and impinges on your spinal cord or on the nerve roots, blood vessels or bones of your spine. Signs and symptoms may include:

-Back pain, often radiating to other parts of your body and worse at night
-Loss of sensation or muscle weakness, especially in your legs
-Difficulty walking, sometimes leading to falls
-Decreased sensitivity to pain, heat and cold
-Loss of bowel or bladder function
-Paralysis that may occur in varying degrees and in different parts of your body depending on which nerves are compressed
-Scoliosis or other spinal deformity resulting from a large, but noncancerous tumor

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Spinal tumor treatment in Iran

Surgery: Even with advances in treatment, not all tumors can be removed completely. Surgical removal is the best option for many intramedullary and intradural-extramedullary tumors, yet large ependymomas at the end of the spine may be impossible to extricate from the many nerves in this area. Although noncancerous tumors in the vertebrae can usually be completely removed, metastatic tumors are less likely to be operable. When a tumor has spread to the spine, radiation alone is usually the treatment of choice. However, research has found that surgery combined with radiation may be more effective at preventing loss of nerve function in people who are healthy enough to tolerate an operation and who have tumors that have spread from an unknown location, have some evidence of nerve injury, have tumors resistant to radiation or have recurrent tumors that were previously irradiated.

Standard radiation therapy : This may be used following an operation to eliminate the remnants of spinal tumors that can't be completely removed or to treat inoperable tumors. It's also often the first line therapy for metastatic tumors. Radiation may also be used to relieve pain or when surgery poses too great a risk.

Stereotactic Radio surgery (SRS) : This newer method, capable of delivering a high dose of precisely targeted radiation, is being studied for the treatment of spinal tumors. In SRS, doctors use computers to focus radiation beams on tumors with pinpoint accuracy, and from multiple angles. This approach has been proved effective in the treatment of brain tumors. Research is under way to determine the best technique, radiation dose and schedule for SRS in the treatment of spinal tumors.

Chemotherapy : A standard treatment for many types of cancer, chemotherapy hasn't proved beneficial for most spinal tumors. However, there may be exceptions. Your doctor can determine whether chemotherapy might be beneficial for you, either alone or in combination with radiation therapy.

Other drugs : Because surgery and radiation therapy as well as tumors themselves can cause inflammation inside the spinal cord, doctors sometimes prescribe corticosteroids to reduce the swelling, either following surgery or during radiation treatments. Although corticosteroids reduce inflammation, they are usually used for short periods only to avoid such serious side effects as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes and an increased susceptibility to infection.

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After Spinal Tumor Surgery

Recovery post Spinal Tumor surgery depends on patient’s health before surgery. The patient's care is monitored by periodical office visits and re-evaluation by the treating physician. This is important because some tumors, benign or malignant, may reoccur. Usually when the treatment period has ended, the symptoms clear up. Analgesics are given to control post-operative pain and cancer pain. Cancer pain may be difficult to control (e.g. 'break through pain'). A pain management specialist may provide assistance if conventional drugs (e.g. pill, skin patch) do not provide relief. Any surgery, radiation treatment, or chemotherapy can drain the patient nutritionally. Therefore, a proper diet is important to regain strength, lost weight, and a measure of health. A professional nutritionist can provide guidance. Depending on the extent of the surgery and the patient's medical status, a course of physical therapy may be prescribed. Through exercise and modalities the patient can build strength, endurance, and flexibility.

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What is brain tumor surgery?

Surgery is the usual treatment for most brain tumors. A craniotomy is the most common type of operation for a brain tumour. During a craniotomy, the neurosurgeon cuts out an area of bone from your skull. This gives an opening so that they can operate on the brain. You have scans before the operation to help your surgeon know where the tumour is.

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What is the survival rate for brain tumor surgery?

The 5-year survival rate for people with a cancerous brain or CNS tumor is almost 36%. The 10-year survival rate is almost 31%. Survival rates decrease with age. The 5-year survival rate for people younger than age 15 is more than 74%.Reports of survival rate or life expectancy greater that five years (which is considered to be long-term survival) vary from less than about 5% to a high of 86%, no matter what treatment plan is used; recovery (cure) from brain cancer is possible, but realistically, complete recovery does not occur often.

How dangerous is brain tumor surgery?

As with any brain surgery, awake brain surgery has the potential for risks and complications. These include bleeding, brain swelling, infection, brain damage or death. Other surgical complications may include seizures, muscle weakness, and problems with memory and thinking.

How do they remove a brain tumor?

Surgery is one of the main treatments for brain and spinal cord tumours. You might have an operation to:

  • remove the whole tumour to try to cure it
  • remove part of the tumour to slow its growth and help with symptoms
  • drain a build up of fluid on your brain (hydrocephalus)
  • help to give other treatments such as chemotherapy
  • help diagnose a brain tumour

Having brain surgery might sound like a frightening procedure, but it is quite safe. Doctors who carry out these surgeries are very skilled specialists. You can share your concerns and worries with your doctors and cancer nurse specialist. They will be able to tell you what will happen during the operation.

Brain surgery is not suitable for everyone. It’s a major operation so you need to be well overall. And some tumours grow in areas of the brain that are difficult for doctors to operate such as the brain stem.

Can Brain Tumor be completely cured?

Grade I brain tumors may be cured if they are completely removed by surgery. Grade II, the tumor cells grow and spread more slowly than grade III and IV tumor cells. They may spread into nearby tissue and may recur (come back). Brain tumors are treated with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

What is the cost of brain tumor surgery in Iran?

brain tumor surgery cost in Iran start from $2500.

1What are the side effects of brain tumor surgery?
Brain surgery is a lot for your body to cope with. It might be a while before you feel the benefit from having your tumour removed. ... Immediate side effects weakness. dizzy spells. poor balance or lack of coordination. personality changes. confusion. speech problems. fits (seizures)
2How dangerous is a benign brain tumor?
Malignant and benign (non-cancerous) brain tumors have similar symptoms. They can cause seizures or cause neurologic problems, such as paralysis and speech difficulties. ... Benign tumors can grow but do not spread. There is no way to tell from symptoms alone if a tumor is benign or malignant.
3Can a benign brain tumor kill you?
Benign brain tumours can be serious if they are not diagnosed and treated early. Although they remain in one place and do not usually spread, they can cause harm by pressing on and damaging nearby areas of the brain. ... Read more information about treating a benign brain tumour.
4Is it common to have memory loss after brain surgery?
Epilepsy Study Shows Memory Loss After Brain Surgery. ... However, 12 months later 30% -50% of those patients who experienced surgery to the left temporal lobe showed no recovery of verbal memory, while patients who had surgery on the right side of their brain regained their memory.
5Can a benign brain tumor kill you?
Benign brain tumours can be serious if they are not diagnosed and treated early. Although they remain in one place and do not usually spread, they can cause harm by pressing on and damaging nearby areas of the brain. ... Read more information about treating a benign brain tumour.
6How dangerous is a benign brain tumor?
Malignant and benign (non-cancerous) brain tumors have similar symptoms. They can cause seizures or cause neurologic problems, such as paralysis and speech difficulties. ... Benign tumors can grow but do not spread. There is no way to tell from symptoms alone if a tumor is benign or malignant.
7Do benign tumors need to be removed?
These benign tumors may be removed – or pulverized – for that reason. ... Other types of benign tumors are more likely to cause serious problems. Desmoid fibromatosis can't metastasize as cancer can – or spread to other parts of the body – but it is considered an aggressive type of benign tumor.
8Is memory loss a sign of brain tumor?
But when forgetfulness turns to dramatic memory loss, it might be due to another problem, such as a brain tumor. ... And that's what makes brain tumors different than other types of cancer: It affects the intellectual, cognitive, and emotional abilities.”
9How long does it take for skull to heal after craniotomy?
Recovery. You will be given a follow-up appointment 10 to 14 days after surgery. The recovery time varies from 1 to 4 weeks depending on the underlying disease being treated and your general health. Full recovery may take up to 8 weeks.
10How long can you live with a brain tumor?
The average survival time is 12-18 months - only 25% of glioblastoma patients survive more than one year, and only 5% of patients survive more than five years.
11Can a stroke be mistaken for a brain tumor?
“A lot of the time a brain tumor is mistaken for a stroke,” said Jensen. ... The lateral nature of symptoms observed in stroke patients is also often seen in patients with brain tumors. Patients may complain of “losing” some of their vision on one side, or they may neglect things that happen on one side of the body.
12Is craniotomy a major surgery?
A craniotomy is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain. Specialized tools are used to remove the section of bone called the bone flap. The bone flap is temporarily removed, then replaced after the brain surgery has been done.
13Can I drive after brain surgery?
If you have a craniotomy (instead of transphenoidal surgery) you can't drive for 6 months. The DVLA will need medical evidence before you get your licence back. You won't be able to drive for a year after treatment if you have a grade 1 or 2 (slow growing) glioma. Your situation will be reviewed after a year.


  1. Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi Alwasti says:

    Left cerebellum TW2 Tumor size
    In diamensions 2.1 x 1.7 x 1.9 cm (APxTSxCC)

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

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