Neoplastic Disease of the Spinal Cord and the Spinal Canal

  • Daniel Shedid
  • Edward C. Benzel
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)


Spine tumors can be classified by their relation to the spinal canal and its coverings. Tumors can arise from the different tissue types around the spinal column, such as neural tissue, meningeal tissue, bone, and cartilage. Furthermore, distant primary tumors can metastasize to the spine by hematogenous or lymphatic routes. Both benign and malignant tumors may occur in either location and at any level of the spine.


Spinal Cord Spinal Canal Nerve Sheath Tumor Spinal Metastasis Spinal Cord Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Shedid
    • 1
  • Edward C. Benzel
    • 1
  1. 1.The Cleveland Clinic Spine InstituteThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationCleveland

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