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Spinal Tumor

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Spinal cord tumor

  • This is a condition in which there is a mass within, adjacent to, or surrounding the spinal cord.
  • These tumors can be classified as: intramedullary tumor, which occurs in the spinal cord; extramedullary tumor, which occurs outside of the spinal cord; intradural tumor, which occurs within the membranes covering the spinal cord; and extradural tumor, which occurs between the meninges and the bones of the spine.
  • This type of tumor may originate in the spine (primary tumor) or can be a result of cancer spreading (secondary tumor) from lung, breast, or other areas.
  • This type of tumor includes lymphoma, leukemic tumors, myelomas, ependymomas, and other gliomas.

  • Back pain
  • Abnormal sensation or loss of sensation in the legs
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensation of cold in extremities
  • Inability to control bowel movements
  • Inability to control urination

  • Growth of abnormal cells

  • Neurologic examination shows spasticity and/or weakness.
  • Spinal computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and myelogram
  • Technetium bone scans
  • Cerebrospinal fluid examination

  • Surgical removal
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Corticosteroids to reduce compression of the spinal cord
  • Physical therapy to improve function

  • Seek treatment for your child as soon as possible.  This could be a life-threatening condition!

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