Comparative Study between two Methods of Management of Thalassemia Patients Have Complicated Spinal Cord Compression
Keywords:thalassemia intermediate, extra modularly, erythropoietin tissues, radiotherapy, paraplegia.
The aim of study to alert the neurosurgeons and ancologests about the significant of the use of radiotherapy
in treatment of the thalassemia patients have intricate spinal cord compression. During the period of 15
years, 20 cases which were proved and diagnosed by spine M.R. I and hematological study, plain X. R as
cases of intermediate and thalassemia beta which was associated with spinal cord compression divided
these 20 cases into two groups. The 1st group was 10 cases which was treated by radiotherapy while 2nd
group was treated by dorsal laminectomy only 10 cases were operated in Al-kademyia teaching hospital, Almosswy private hospital and Al-saady private hospital in Albassrha city and in Al hussian teaching hospital
AL-Nasiriyah city. We found there is wide difference between these two types of management in relation to
outcome in treatment of the spinal cord compression which is a complication of thalassemia. intermediate &
beta. The use of the radiotherapy is indicated the need for minimal dose of radiotherapy which is the method
of choice is recommended as usual method of treatment
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