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Please help! what is the most common tumor of the spinal cord?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Astrocytomas: Tumors that arise in the osseous spine and invade the cord are the vertebral tumors. Tumors that begin within the cells of the spinal cord are the Intramedullary tumors , such as astrocytomas or ependymomas. The other tumors (extramedullary) develop within the supporting network of cells around the spinal cord and include schwannomas, meningiomas and neurofibromas.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What's the most common tumor of the spinal cord?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
It depend on the : Location, spinal tumors are classified according to their location in the spine. Extradural (metastatic tumors) intradural-extramedullary tumors.(schwannomas and neurofibromas) intramedullary tumors. The most common spinal cord tumors (or intramedullary tumors) are ependymomas, ependymoma &astrocytomas , hemangioblastomas, in that order.

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