Spinal Tumors Treatment
For Dynamic Stabilization And Back Pain Relief
In order to understand spinal tumors, it is necessary to break them down into several categories. Tumors of the spine are broken down into the aggressiveness of the tumor cell, whether they are benign or malignant and their location.
Tumor Type by Location:
• Located outside of the covering of the spinal cord and nerves, they are known to be extradural.
• inside the covering of the spinal cord but outside of the spinal cord itself, they are known as intradural extramedullary. Intradural extramedullary spinal cord tumors include meningiomas and neurofibromas.
• Within the spinal cord itself, they are known as intramedullary spinal cord tumors. Intramedullary spinal cord tumors include astrocytomas and ependymomas.
Spinal tumors may also be broken down according to their origin:
• If they started growing from within the spine or spinal cord itself, they are known as primary tumors. Primary spinal tumors such as chordoma and osteoblastoma are not as common as secondary or metastatic tumors.
• If they spread from another part of the body to the spine or spinal cord than they are known as secondary or metastatic tumors. Common metastatic tumors include lymphoma, lung, breast and prostate.