A spinal cord tumor is a growth that develops within the spinal cord itself. There are two main types of tumors according to their location in the spine:
Benign or malignant, spinal cord tumour can be life-threatening and cause permanent disability.
Cause of Spinal Cord tumour
Although there is no known cause of spinal cord tumor but following may play some role in its development:
The symptoms of spinal cord tumour depend upon the location and type of spinal tumor. It may include any of the following:
Diagnosis of spinal cord tumor requires thorough physical and neurological examination of the patient along with following diagnostic tests:
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TO prevent any loss of function of body parts, early diagnosis and aggressive treatment is very important. In addition to this, rehabilitation is also required to regain nerve function. Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or other medications are recommended for benign and malignant primary spinal cord tumors.