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12 year old son with cystic spinal cord tumour at the T5/6 level, complicated by extensive spinal cord syringomyelia
Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2012 10:58 PM
Joined: 7/4/2012
Posts: 1

Good day. My son has a cystic spinal cord tumour at the T5/6 level, complicated by extensive spinal cord syringomyelia. I have upload the MRI scans if somebody wants to view them and the report Basically we are told there is no alternative but to cut and remove the cyst and that the syringomyelia cannot be attended to as it is to extensive and only the cyst needs looking at. We have had basically 3 doctors look at him all 3 the same diagnosis and treatment suggestion. We are obviously worried about the side affects of surgery and thus have contacted alternative doctors. There treatment has helped in the sense that his pain has gone away and it seems the swelling,but he still cant urinate but there are signs of possible hope regarding this. We are considering another MRI one of these days to see if there are any progress. But currently he is in good health it seems. My questions is. Can CyberKnife help for his case at all or not ? In case the alternative methods does not work out ? Thanks in Advance Johannes Pretorius
Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 2:37 AM
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 4435

Contact Stanford directly. They probably have the most experience in dealing with CK for spinal cord tumors


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

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Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
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Oklahoma City, OK 73102



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