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Spinal tumor L4-5, small tumor, can cyberknife work on it
ancakist
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011 6:14 PM
Joined: 5/12/2011
Posts: 3


In the lumbar spinal cord L4-5, L2-3, and L1, each has a small tumor for the size of 3.5mm x 2.4mm. Feel numb and pain in my foot. Can CyberKnife work on it? How long is my treatment each time and how many time do I need? Or surgery is better option. Please let me know your opionion. Thanks a lot. A.Y.
radsrus
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 3:54 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


What kind of tumors are these?

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

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Southwest Radiation Oncology
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ancakist
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 12:14 AM
Joined: 5/12/2011
Posts: 3


Tumors are schwannomas
radsrus
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:32 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


They can be treated if they can be seen adequately on the images and if the fusion of MRI and CT is good. Treatment varies from 1-5 treatments, and time varies according to the specific treatment plan and the machine being used.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


copperten
Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:28 PM
Joined: 3/22/2009
Posts: 49


As a result of microdecompression surgery on L-4/5, I now have 2 small cysts pressing on my spinal column. Can these be treated by CyberKnife
radsrus
Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:41 PM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


CK is not likely to be helpful for that condition

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


ancakist
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 10:08 PM
Joined: 5/12/2011
Posts: 3


For the lumbar spinal cord L4-5, L2-3, and L1, each has a small tumor for the size of 3.5mm x 2.4mm. I am not so sure it is schwannomas. (this is what I heard from doctor, but no biopsy). Anyway the MRI report said "There are three tiny about 3 mm nodular enhancements in the spinal canal as described in detail above, unchange since previous exam. Theres are most likely enhancing neurofibriomas. Metastatic disease cannot be completely excluded on thie exam. No new lesion is seen" 1) Doe cyberknife can treat this condition? 2) The percentage I may see improvement? 3) If condition is not going to get better, will cyberknife treatment make the surgery more difficult ?
radsrus
Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:31 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435


CK can treat schwannomas and neurofibromas, but would probably not be used when they are so small. About 90% will never grow after treatment. They don't usually go away, although they can sometimes.

 

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org

Mail to:
Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave. #101
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 


 

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