A 32-year-old member asked:
Please help! what is the most common tumor of the spinal cord?
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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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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)
The most common spinal cord tumors (or intramedullary tumors) are ependymomas, ependymoma &astrocytomas , hemangioblastomas, in that order.
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Last updated Jan 11, 2016
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