Spinal Tumors

//Spinal Tumors

They are classified in three groups depending on their location:

1. Extradural: those who arise in vertebrae or epidural tissues (primary or metastatic).

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2. Intradural-extramedullary, such as meningiomas and neurofibromas.

Sacral neuroma

3. Intramedullary, such as astrocytomas and ependymomas.

The symptoms vary from a simple pain to severe neurological impairment, depending on the size of the tumor and its location.

The treatment is usually a combination of surgery (tumor removal, decompression of the neural elements, stabilization of the spine), radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.