This is a 55 year old male with cerebral palsy. He was quite functional until recently where he was unable to walk anymore. After workup, he was diagnosed with having a mass at the base of his neck. His neck was deemed unstable and needed urgent decompression and fusion. His neck was stabilized from his occiput down to his cervical spine.
Patient is doing well and moving all of his extremities again.
A thirty year old presents with neck pain. No specific neurological symptoms. After workup, he was diagnosed with having a lesion in his neck suspicious for a cancer/tumor. He was otherwise healthy with no medical problems.
After continued workup, including a Magnetic Resonance Angiogram, we decided to remove the tumor and perform stabilization in case removing the cervical spine tumor weakened his spinal stability.
This patient is doing very well with no complications.