Fast facts on spinal tumours:
- Most spinal tumours are spread from cancer elsewhere in body.
- They can cause disabling back pain, instability and limb weakness
- Surgical procedure in appropriate candidates helps improve their quality of life
71 year old male with metastatic spinal cord compression from hematologic malignancy presenting with weakness in legs and back pain. Urgently operated with decompression and stabilization. Postoperatively experienced almost complete resolution of symptoms