Module 7: Spinal Tumours

This module deals with primary and secondary (metastases) tumours of the spine and of the spinal canal

Introductory Video by Module Editor Marcin Czyz MD

About this module

This Module treats most of the rarely seen primary tumours, malignant as well as benign tumours such as osteoid osteoma, eosinophilic granuloma, giant cell tumors, aneurysmal bone cyst, Ewing Sarcoma, chondrosarcoma of the spine, as well as ependymoma and chordoma at the craniocervical junction and in the sacrum.

Different surgical technique issues are looked at for the different locations and neoplastic disease like multiple myeloma are equally presented, as are intradural extramedullary spinal tumours.

A whole section is dedicated to the diagnosis, staging and surgical treatment of metastatic spine disease and its results.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand biology and pathophysiology of neoplastic conditions affecting the spinal column and associated neural structures.
  2. Enable case based selection of appropriate imaging and laboratory diagnostic work up for patients presenting with primary and secondary neoplastic conditions of the spinal column and associated neural structures
  3. Formulate evidence based treatment strategies for primary and secondary neoplastic conditions of the spine in accordance with principles of stability, curative or palliative intent and neoplastic aggression.

Module Structure

This Module consists of 19 online lectures, a Module Examination and a face to face Module Tutorial 

Specific Target Group

  1. Spine Fellows* - In Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services or independent spine services
  2. Practising spine surgeons - Independent or in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for a potential recertification
  3. Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical residents - Who want to expand their general knowledge
  4. Non-surgical spine specialists - Interested in expanding their spine knowledge
*Spine Fellow - An orthopaedic or neurological trainee at the end of their residency who intends to specialise in spine surgery and to practice as a specialist spine surgeon.

Additional information

 CME Credits: 57 CME credits available
 Main Subject: Spinal tumours
 Duration: The Module is available for 4 months from attending the first Lecture
 Tuition Language: Online content is in English, Tutorials can be presented in English or the local language
 Fees: Fees advised when enrolment opens
 Ref.ID: 7_czyz

Prerequisites:

Enrolment on the Post-graduate Spine Surgery Education Programme

Mode of Examination:

Each Lecture has a final, multiple choice question (MCQ) online Examination.  

At the completion of all the Module Lectures, a MCQ Module Examination is taken online, during attendance at a Module Tutorial. 

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International Editorial Board

[1] , Editor, Author, Max Aebi, MD, DHC, FRCSC
Editor, Author
das Rückenzentrum Salem-Spital Hirslanden, Bern,
[29] , Editor, Author, Richard Assaker, MD, PhD
Editor, Author
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro, Lille
[32] , Editor, Author, Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD
Editor
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale II, Milan,
[34] , Editor, Author, Norbert Boos, MD
Editor, Author
Prodorso Zentrum für Wirbelsäulenmedizin, Zürich,
[98] , Editor, Bronek Boszczyk, MD
Editor
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Nottingham,
[76] , Editor, Author, Marco Brayda-Bruno, MD
Editor
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale III - Scoliosi, Milan,
[65] , Editor, Daniel Chopin, MD
Editor
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro, Lille,
[97] , Editor, Author, Marcin Czyz, MD
Editor
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
[35] , Editor, Author, Mazda Farshad, MD
Assistant Editor
Uniklinik Balgrist, Zurich,
[27] , Editor, Author, Claudio Lamartina, MD
Editor
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale II, Milan,
[161] , Editor, Author, Frank J. Schwab, MD
Editor
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York,
[19] , Editor, Author, Alberto Zerbi, MD
Editor, Author
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology, Milan,
[31] , Editor, Ahmed Bilal Khalique, MD
Assistant Editor
Department of Orthopaedics, Foundation University Medical College/Fauji Foundation Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
[133] , Editor, Author, Carlotta Martini, MD, PhD
Assistant Editor
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, GSpine4, Milan, Italy
[168] , Editor, Dino Samartzis, MD
Editor
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

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