There are many types of brain tumours and their classification is complex. When they are derived from cells originally present in brain tissue or its envelopes, they are called primitive. If they develop in the brain at a distance from an initial cancer (lung, liver, breast, lymph nodes,…), they are secondary tumours.
Symptoms vary and depend on the affected area: headaches, nausea, seizures, aphasia, apraxia, hemiplegia, visual disorders, sensitivity disorders, mental impairment…
A radiological assessment (CT, MRI, scintigraphy, angiography,…) will make it possible to analyse the tumour, clarify the diagnosis and propose a therapeutic strategy.
Multidisciplinary management will be required to develop optimal treatment. The latter will depend on the type of tumour, its size, its location, its degree of aggressiveness, the physical and psychological condition of the patient. If surgical treatment is possible, it will consist of partial or total removal of the tumour. Radio surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of approaches may also be considered depending on the type of tumour.
The canal containing the spinal cord of the cervical spine may gradually become too narrow and compress its contents, referred to as a narrow cervical canal. This pathology may be congenital, but it is generally of a degenerative type (osteoarthritis).
A narrow cervical canal does not necessarily cause discomfort, but it can cause cervical pain of varying intensity. Motor disorders (decreased strength, difficulty using arms, hands, etc.), walking disorders, as well as burning, tingling and tingling sensations, may also occur.
An MRI examination will visualize the narrow cervical canal and compression of the spinal cord, the extent of the lesions and possible signs of neurological severity.
A drug prescription can provide relief in the event of a painful episode. But if the pain is stabilized, the narrow cervical canal will continue to evolve, causing, in the more or less long term, a worsening of the pain.
In the treatment of the narrow cervical canal, recent medical studies have shown the superiority of surgical management. Indeed, by widening the canal, the surgical intervention will allow to give more space to the spinal cord of the cervical spine and stop the evolution of the pathology.