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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
22 years experience Pathology
Spinal growth: It is an abnormal growth of cells within the caudal part of the central nervous system or spinal cord. Tumors can be benign or malignant and primary ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ask your doc: You need to know if your tumor is benign or malignant. Your doctor will know. You also need to know where it is on your spine because tumors higher ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Betts
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal cord tumors: Tumors in the central nervous system can often grow very slowly and displace tissue gently. At some point the tumor will cause symptoms either by inf ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Uncommon: I could not give you the exact numbers. This may not even be known as it is a rare event(fortunately). Why does it matter to you? Give us the story be ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends on tumor: If benign usually not, if malignant and aggressive it might.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ask your doc: You need to know if your tumor is benign or malignant and where it is on your spine because tumors higher up will be more likely to cause paralysis th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Probably not: Usually involvement of the spinal cord involves limb weakness and problem with control of bladder and bowel function. Headache is usually not a presen ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually slow, but...: Ependymomas, astrocytomas, and peripheral nerve sheath tumors all tend to grow relatively slowly, but the impact of a tumor here is great and if detec ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: Is the tumor in the spinal cord or in the tissue around the spinal cord? Depending on the location and type of tumor surgery may be needed. See this s ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Spine Tumor: A tumor in the spinal cord itself is unlikely to effect the brain unless the tumor type spread from the brain (this is uncommon) or is metastatic tumo ... Read More
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