Thoracolumbar Spine Tumors

A spinal tumour is an abnormal mass of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord and spinal column. These cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that control normal cells. Spinal tumours can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Primary tumours originate in the spine or spinal cord, and metastatic or secondary tumours result from cancer spreading from another site to the spine.