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Thoracic spinal cord tumor growing, will it require removal?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 site for info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001403.htm.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How fast will a thoracic spinal cord tumor grow?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 detected, generally surgery should be considered at once. I have one case of an ependymoma that produced symptoms for over ten years before it finallyi wish you good luck.

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