Spinal Tumors Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 01, 2018
  • Author: Andrew A Sama, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are spinal tumors?

What is the anatomy of the spine relevant to spinal tumors?

What is the prognosis of spinal tumors?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of spinal tumors?

What are the neurologic signs and symptoms of spinal tumors?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of spinal tumors?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of spinal tumors?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of spinal tumors?

What are the primary tissue types of spinal tumors?

What are the types of bone-producing spinal tumors?

What are the types of cartilage-producing spinal tumors?

What are the types of lymphoproliferative tumors relative to spinal tumors?

Treatment

What are the contraindications to surgical excision of spinal tumors?

How are spinal tumors staged?

What are osteoid osteoma spinal tumors?

What are aneurysmal bone cysts?

What are osteochondroma (exostosis) spinal tumors?

What are giant cell tumors of the spine?

What are the Enneking classifications for benign spinal tumors?

What are enostosis spinal tumors?

What are osteoblastoma spinal tumors?

What are chondrosarcoma spinal tumors?

What are Ewing sarcoma spinal tumors?

What are osteosarcoma spinal tumors?

What is multiple myeloma?

How are primary malignant spinal tumors treated?

What are chordoma spinal tumors?

What is solitary plasmacytoma?

Which tumors most commonly metastasize to the spine?

How are metastatic spinal tumors treated?

What are the possible complications of spinal tumors?

What are the possible complications of metastatic spinal tumors?