Treatment decisions for Spinal tumor are often multidisciplinary, incorporating the expertise of spinal surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other medical specialists. The choice of treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, is made in lieu of the different aspects of the patient’s overall health and goals of care.
Indications for surgery vary according to the type of tumor. The outcome of the surgery depends greatly on the age and overall health of the patient and on whether the spinal tumor is benign or malignant, primary or metastatic.
Surgery in adults for a various types of spinal tumor has been associated with a risk for major complications of up to 14 per cent. The most common complications are surgical site infection, systemic infections, and deep venous thrombosis.
The estimated cost of Spine tumor surgery in India is USD 8,256.