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Spinal Cord Tumors and Other Lesions

Tumors of the spinal cord are rare, but quite challenging. Tumors can develop inside or outside of the spinal cord. Those tumors located outside the cord can press upon your spinal cord. Either type of tumor can cause spinal cord injury. Treatment often requires surgical biopsy or excision, followed occasionally by radiation therapy.

Surgical treatment requires microsurgical techniques and the use of surgical microscopes as well as the use of spinal cord monitoring. These technical devices allow this surgery to be performed as safely as possible. The neurosurgeons in the Department of Neurological Surgery have available all necessary equipment to ensure that you will receive the safest care and have the best possible outcomes when this type of surgery is required to treat these difficult lesions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY AT (850) 877-5115.


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