Spinal Tumors

In this podcast, Dr. Andrew Nataraj, a Neurosurgeon at the University of Alberta will describe an approach to the diagnosis and management of spinal tumors. After listening to this podcast you will be able to:

  • Use clinical features and severity of back pain to differentiate between back pain and degenerative disease and that of a tumor.
  • Consider investigations, including when and how each test would be considered.
  • Discuss the indications for surgery or radiation therapy.
  • Understand the differences between metatastic tumors and primary tumors, and why it is important to comprehend.

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