Medical Definition of Spinal tumour

1. A spinal cord tumour is a aggregate if cells that form a mass that can compress the spinal cord. Spinal cord tumours may arise from local structures (for example meninges) or from a cancer from a distant site (i.e. Metastasis). Regardless of the aetiology, all spinal cord tumours cause symptoms from compression on the spinal cord, surrounding nerve roots or blood vessels that supply the cord. Symptoms are variable with the extent and the level of the spinal cord tumour. Common symptoms include back pain that may radiate, numbness and tingling to the lower extremities, muscle weakness in the legs, difficulty walking and loss of bowel and bladder control (incontinence). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinal Tumour

spinal point
spinal puncture
spinal quotient
spinal reflex
spinal root of accessory nerve
spinal shock
spinal sign
spinal stroke
spinal tap
spinal taps
spinal tract
spinal tract of trigeminal nerve
spinal tractotomy
spinal trigeminal nucleus
spinal tumour (current term)
spinal vein
spinal veins
spinalis capitis muscle
spinalis cervicis muscle
spinalis muscle
spinalis thoracis

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