A sudden paralysis struck the 19-year-old boy

A sudden paralysis struck the 19-year-old boy

A 19-year-old young man in Phu-Tho was experiencing leg pain but chose not to see a doctor. After two weeks, his condition worsened, resulting in paralysis of both legs and loss of movement and feeling.

Dr. Vi Truong Son, the Head of the Surgery Department at Phu Tho General Hospital, revealed that an MRI scan showed an epidural tumor pressing on the patient’s spinal cord, leading to paralysis. Surgery was performed to remove the tumor and decompress the spinal cord, with no lasting effects for the patient. The tumor was identified as a benign schwannoma.

Following the surgery, the patient’s legs began to regain feeling and movement. Through a combination of rehabilitation exercises and physical therapy, he is expected to recover the ability to walk normally soon.

Spinal cord tumors are typically benign, but as they grow, they can compress the spinal cord and nerves, resulting in limb weakness. It is important to seek medical attention if experiencing symptoms such as back pain, limb weakness, or numbness in the limbs to prevent serious consequences. Timely examination and treatment are crucial in managing conditions like these.

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