Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Cord Tumor: Introduction
A cancerous growth in the spinal cord which may be benign or malignant. If the tumor presses against the spinal cord or nerve roots urgent medical attention is needed as the compression of the nerves can lead to paralysis even if the tumor is benign. Spinal cord tumors often originate in other parts of the body and travel (metastasize) to the spinal cord. ...more »
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Tumor
- Symptoms depend greatly on which part of the spine is affected but often include certain types of symptoms in affected regions:
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Treatments for Spinal Cord Tumor
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Spinal Cord Tumor: Complications
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Causes of Spinal Cord Tumor
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Disease Topics Related To Spinal Cord Tumor
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Spinal Cord Tumor: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Spinal Cord Tumor
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The condition...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of symptoms can occur in post...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See misdiagnosis of...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis).
See ...read more »
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Spinal Cord Tumor: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Spinal Cord Tumor
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Spinal Cord Tumor: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Spinal Cord Tumor
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Prognosis for Spinal Cord Tumor
Prognosis for Spinal Cord Tumor:
Symptoms of brain and spinal cord tumors generally
develop slowly and worsen over time unless they are treated. The tumor may
be classified as benign or malignant and given a numbered score that
reflects how malignant it is. This score can help doctors determine how to
treat the tumor and predict the likely outcome, or prognosis, for the
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Brain and Spinal Tumors Information Page: NINDS)
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Clinical Trials for Spinal Cord Tumor
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Spinal Cord Tumor: Broader Related Topics
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