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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is spinal cord intramedullary tumor?

Intramedullary tumors are uncommon and develop from the cells inside the spinal cord. How fast-growing or aggressive the tumor is depends on the type and behavior of the tumor. Non-cancerous tumors can be very dangerous so prompt medical attention is crucial.

Symptoms of spinal cord intramedullary tumor

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Difficulty in walking

  • Tingling or prickling sensation of the skin

  • Leg or foot numbness

  • Difficulty standing up from sitting position

  • Weakness in arms or legs

  • Numbness of the fingers

  • Arm numbness

Questions your doctor may ask to check for spinal cord intramedullary tumor

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose spinal cord intramedullary tumor

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

  • Do you have any difficulty walking?

  • Do you feel tingling without your skin being touched?

  • Do you have numbness in your feet?

  • Do you have difficulty in getting up from a chair on your own?

Treatment for spinal cord intramedullary tumor

The initial treatment is usually surgical removal of the tumor. This may be supplemented by other treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

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