Patient outcomes related to spinal cord tumours and postoperative quality of life assessment


Author(s): Dr. Salim Mardan Omer, Dr. Hashim Jawad Jaafar, Dr. Almutasimbellah Khamees Etaiwi, Dr. Ali Qais Abdulkafi

Background: Spinal cord tumours are atypical growths that form within the spinal cord or the surrounding structures. Aim: This paper was interested to study patient outcomes related to outcomes ACT as well as evaluation postoperative. Patients and methods: This paper was conducted a cross-sectional study which aims to study patient outcomes related to spinal cord tumours and postoperative quality of life assessment from various hospitals in Iraq between 14th July 2021 to 26th April 2022 and The patients' condition, and demographic statistical results were also evaluated according to the SPSS SOFT statistical analysis program Results and discussion: This paper was discussed the clinical outcomes of patients who suffered with spinal cord tumours for 60 cases. Our results noticed that back pain was the most common factor of symptoms, which get 27 (45%), as well as males more effected as compare with females where males have 40 (66.67%), but females 20 (33.33%). It aids in determining the appropriate treatment options and assessing the prognosis for these patients. The higher the McCormick Scale score, the more severe the functional impairment caused by the spinal cord tumor. In contrast, preoperative patients have 50% with grade IV while postoperative has 16.67%, which shows enhance after surgery as well as it leads to develop with quality-of-life grades, especially physical factor, and functional factor. Conclusion: We conclude that patient improvement following spinal cord tumor surgery, where it detects with males have more injured than females. Also, back pain was the most common factor of symptoms. Moreover, our results confirm the improvement of neurological status of spinal cord tumours after surgery, as well as McCormick scale assessment, enrolled that rate of patients through postoperative get a half percentage of total patients with grade I while 45% percentage of total patients have IV score during pre-operative.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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