Spinal tumor

Tumor - spinal cord

A spinal tumor is a growth of cells (mass) in or surrounding the spinal cord.

Vertebrae

The vertebral column is made up of 26 bones that provide axial support to the trunk. The vertebral column provides protection to the spinal cord, which runs through its central cavity. Between each vertebra is an intervertebral disk, which acts as a shock absorber.

Spinal tumor

This photograph shows the presence of tumor within the vertebrae. The tumor is dense white against the red interior of the bone.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Outlook (Prognosis)

When to Contact a Medical Professional