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.