Spinal Tumours

Extradural Spinal Tumour

About This Condition

Extradural spinal tumours are the most common type of tumour to affect the spine, arising from within the vertebrae. Primary benign (non-canerous) extradural tumours include: osteochondroma, hemangioma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, osteoid osteoma, osteoblastoma, giant cell tumour. Primary malignant extradural tumours include: osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, chordoma, multiple myeloma, Ewing sarcoma. Long-standing and localised pain is the most common symptom with possible motor or sensory symptoms occurring due to spinal cord compression. Treatment is multidisciplinary and dependent on the type and location of the tumour.

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