Spinal Cord Tumors Directory
A spinal cord tumor occurs when abnormal tissue forms around or in the spinal cord. Tumors that affect the spinal cord sometimes affect parts of the brain. Types include astrocytomas, gliomas, CNS germ cell tumors, CNS embryonal tumors, and others. Treatments may involve surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a spinal cord tumor is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment Overview (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-General Information About Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
A childhood brain or spinal cord tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain or spinal cord. There are many types of childhood brain and spinal cord tumors. The tumors are formed by the abnormal growth of cells and may begin in different areas of the brain or spinal cord. Tumors may be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Together,the brain and ...
Tarlov cysts are fluid-filled sacs that affect the nerve roots of the spine,especially near the base of the spine (sacral region). Individuals may be affected by multiple cysts of varying size. In most cases,Tarlov cysts do not cause symptoms (asymptomatic). However,symptoms can occur depending upon the size and specific location of the cyst. Symptoms sometimes caused by Tarlov cysts ...
Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-General Information About Childhood Brain Stem Glioma
Childhood brain stem glioma is a disease in which benign (noncancer) or malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain stem. The brain stem is the part of the brain connected to the spinal cord. It is located in the lowest part of the brain,just above the back of the neck. The brain stem is the part of the brain that controls breathing,heart rate,and nerves and muscles used in ...
Spinal X-rays are pictures of the spine to find spinal fractures, infections, dislocations, tumors, bone spurs, or disc disease. Spinal X-rays are also done to check the curvature of the spine or for spinal defects.