Spine Tumours


Spinal tumor is an abnormal mass formed by the uncontrolled growth of the cells within the spinal cord or the spinal column.

Risk Factors

  • Prior history of cancer
  • Immuno-compromised (weakened immune system)
  • Family History of some specific syndromes such as:
    • Neurofibromatosis type 1 & type 2
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Signs and Symptoms

  • Back pain that worsens at night
  • Radiating pain from the back to other parts of your body
  • Difficulty in walking
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Diagnosis of a spinal tumor can be done only through a comprehensive medical examination and relevant investigations suggested by the specialist.


  • Surgery- Depending on the type of tumor and its location, surgery may include one or more of the following procedures:
    • Decompression The removal the entire tumor or part of it.

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  • Where does spinal cancer usually start?
  • What is the prognosis for spinal tumors?
  • Can a spinal tumor be removed?
  • Why Spine surgery is needed?
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