Spinal tumor is the growth of a benign or malignant mass inside the spinal canal or inside the bones of the spine. A spinal tumor, also called an intradural tumor, is a tumor that develops inside the spinal cord or spinal cord (dura). A tumor that affects the bones of the spine (vertebrae) is called a vertebral tumor.
Spinal tumors are divided into several categories according to their location:
Spinal tumors can have a variety of signs and symptoms, especially as they grow. Tumors may affect your spinal cord or nerve roots, blood vessels, or your spine. Possible signs and symptoms include: