Spinal Tumor Care by An Expert Team of Neurosurgeons and Cancer Specialists

With a multidisciplinary approach to spinal cord tumor diagnosis and treatment, the spinal specialists at Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, formerly the Brain & Spine Institute, work closely with the oncology team at Gwinnett Medical Center to provide comprehensive care.

Expert Care for any Spinal Cord Tumor 

Primary spinal cord tumors are tumors that originate in the spine, but may vary by location. These are uncommon and usually benign. Examples of primary spinal cord tumors include:

  • Astrocytoma
  • Dermoid
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidermoid tumors

Most cancerous spinal cord tumors are metastatic because they result from the spread of a primary cancer from another part of the body such as the lung, breast, prostate or kidney. The symptoms seen with these particular tumors are usually associated with compression of the spinal cord which may cause:

  • Local pain or radicular pain in the arms or legs
  • Motor disturbances
  • Sensory abnormalities
  • Urogenital dysfunction

Surgical treatment is often indicated in patients who have compression symptoms or an unstable spine. Surgery may also be necessary to establish a tissue diagnosis.

Contact Us for More Information on Spinal Cord Tumors

To learn more about spinal cord tumor diagnosis or treatment or to schedule an appointment, call 678-312-2700 so our staff can readily assist you. We also offer a convenient online form for comments or questions.

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