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How fast will a thoracic spinal cord tumor grow?

How fast will a thoracic spinal cord tumor grow?

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. ...Read more

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Thoracic spinal cord tumor growing, will it require removal?

Thoracic spinal cord tumor growing, will it require removal?

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. ...Read more

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3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression . Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?

3mm herniated in both T6-T7 and T7-T8 with mild spinal cord compression . Also some of my thoracic disks are degenerated. Is this serious?

Risks: If the spinal cord is being threatened or actually compressed, this could eventually result in damage called myelomalacia. The extent of the threat will determine whether surgery is probable. Need to discuss with a neurosurgeon, ASAP. ...Read more

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I would like to know is; what does ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?

I would like to know is; what does ''a significant thoracic disc prolapse at t4/t5 with effacement of the spinal cord mean?

It means that the : Disc at the spine level chest region known as thoracic between the vertebral bones thoracic 4 and 5 has herniated into the spinal canal and is touching or effacing the spinal cord but not compressing it so even though it is significant or large there is still room enough within the spinal canal to accommodate both the spinal cord and disc herniation. ...Read more

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Why is a fracture of the spinal cord at the cervical region worse than one in the thoracic region?

Arms : Because a injury to the cervical spinal cord would risk loss of respiration and cause paralysis of the arms and legs. A thoracic cord injury would only cause paralysis of the legs. Obviously still catastrophic. ...Read more

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T6/7 disc compressing L side spinal cord waiting 2 c neurosurgeon. Tingling L side chest/back what should I expect. Can it be treated. Pain is extreme?

T6/7 disc compressing L side spinal cord waiting 2 c neurosurgeon. Tingling L side chest/back what should I expect. Can it be treated. Pain is extreme?

Pain: Your Neurosurgeon will need to perform a neurological exam and review the imaging (MRI, CT, etc.) then decide if it needs to be treated surgically. There are some minimally invasive approaches as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hi, sir,,i have pain in both writs and pain in one point joint on uper side of chest and now pian include in one opposite joint on spinal cord..when try to lay on bed ,sound appears in my spinal cord joints ...plz help me?

Hi, sir,,i have pain in both writs and pain in one point joint on uper side of chest  and now pian include in one  opposite  joint on spinal cord..when try to lay on bed ,sound appears in my spinal cord joints ...plz help me?

Best be seen by doc: Your symptoms do not really sound like anything in particular to make a good diagnosis. You should consult a doctor locally who will be able to see if all those pains and other things going on can't be tied together into 1 nice neat package and lead to a diagnosis. You could do the same thing here on HealthTap on a 1-1 basis. Just choose a doctor you think best might fit your needs and schedule ...Read more

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What besides MS causes spinal cord lesion? Mri shows t3/4 high signal lesion with well-defined borders. Have l-side numbness chest-foot for weeks.

What besides MS causes spinal cord lesion? Mri shows t3/4 high signal lesion with well-defined borders. Have l-side numbness chest-foot for weeks.

Spinal cord lesions: The differential diagnosis of ms like lesions in the cord include: spinal cord neoplasms (eg, astrocytomas, ependymomas), sarcoidosis, transverse myelitis, infarction of the spinal cord, vasculitis and radiation myelitis and subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord (vitamin B12 deficiency) among other causes. This one finding needs to be correlated with your clinical symptoms and labs. ...Read more

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