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Spine Tumor

The Northwestern Neuro-Oncology Center also specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the spinal cord and spine. Listed below are some of the tumors we commonly treat, including:

  • Aneurysmal bone cyst
  • Astrocytoma
  • Chordoma
  • Dermoid, Epidermoid, Teratoma
  • Ependymoma
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Lipoma
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic tumors (lymphoma, lung, breast, prostate)
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neuroma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteoid osteoma
  • Primary lymphoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Vertebral hemangioma

The Spine Tumor Center uses a comprehensive approach that incorporates the talents of specialists from various disciplines and makes use of cutting-edge technology is employed in the treatment of all benign and malignant tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

The surgical team uses advanced technology, including:

  • Stealth navigational instruments
  • Operative microscope
  • Sophisticated neurological monitoring
  • Complex spinal instruments
  • Intraoperative computed tomography (CT) scanning

This enables the team to not only treat the most complex spinal tumors, but it also enables them to perform extensive reconstructive procedures.

If necessary, conventional external-beam radiotherapy is available. Medical oncologists provide protocol-driven chemotherapy for all malignant tumors, using state-of-the-art techniques.

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2012