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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 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 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 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 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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Should be separate: The brain and the intramedullary spinal cord tumor should be separate entities, unless the tumor is very high in the cervical spine at the base of the ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Not a spine tumor: You probably have more of a msucle, tendon or a bursitis problem. With a spien tumor I woud expect other findings. You need to discuss with your phy ... Read More

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