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SCI IS a tumor and needs to be cut out!

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  • SCI IS a tumor and needs to be cut out!

    Tumor (A mass of tissue found in or on the body that is made up of abnormal cells). Only after excising the tumor (washing out the dead tissue not cutting) can realistic expectations for improvement or application of other treatments such as chABC be introduced to regenerate the spinal cord, scientists have made a mountain out of a mole hill! oooh! don't touch the spinal cord! Dr. Hui Zhu's results are proof enough! (If she had used chABC to neutralize the CSPG's there's no telling what spectacular results could have been obtained) i'm not saying that less invasive strategies aren't good, however these treatments are years away from being practical applications and don't address the Gliosis in its entirety, even the application of UCB or OEG infusion/injection requires laminectomy to expose the spinal cord to enable the injections to be performed. The most recent OEG transplant (That so far has proven to be successful) required laminectomy and over a hundred injections at points above and below the injury, wouldn't it have made more sense to remove all CSPG's and necrotic tissue first then treat the area with chABC or decorin and the OEG's? If you're going to go through all the trouble of performing a laminectomy to open up the spinal canal why not remove the necrotic tissue to begin with? Then inject the regenerating serum or whatever. How can surgeons really expect a robust recovery to take place when they leave the cancer in the patient? Surgeons have been operating on the spinal cord for years to remove tumors, un tethering, spina bifida, etc. it's time to get back on track and start treating SCI like the cancer that it is, a barrier to spinal cord regeneration. We know what its caused by (CSPG's), we know what they are made of, all the different forms they come in HS, DS, CS, KS, HA, etc., how they bind together to form the barrier and we know the effects of NOT removing it! It would be too easy to remove yet we persist in denying the obvious. the CSPG barrier, gliosis, glial scar or whatever you want to call it IS a tumor and needs to be removed! What? No way! that's too easy!
    "Everything should be kept as simple as possible, but no simpler." Albert Einstein

    Last edited by mrwilsonsfc; 12-17-2014, 03:13 PM.

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      Okay should be washed out not cut out since the glial mass (whatever) is a loose matrix of tissue.