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The Penn Spine Center is a regional and national leader in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of brain and spinal tumors. Penn Neurosurgery is ranked one of the top programs in the country and number one in the Philadelphia region. Our multidisciplinary spinal tumor team consists of top experts in neurosurgery, oncology, radiation oncology, neurology, neurophysiology and pain medicine who implement the latest medical and surgical approaches to treat all types of spinal tumors.

Our Penn Spine Center specialists meet and collaborate at neuro-oncology tumor boards to review and discuss spinal tumor cases. Over 20 physicians come together—all of who are top experts in their particular specialty—to share information from clinic visits and review diagnostic tests. The team then discusses their findings to create personalized treatment plans and make recommendations about how to best maximize patient outcomes.

Types of Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors are tumors that affect the spinal cord or spinal column. Treatment depends on where the spinal tumor is located and the progression of the disease.

Types of spinal cord and spinal column tumors diagnosed and treated at the Penn Spine Center include:

  • Astrocytomas
  • Ependymomas
  • Hemangioblastomas
  • Chordoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Epidural hemangiomas
  • Ewings sarcoma
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Lipoma
  • Nerve sheath tumor
  • Osteoid osteoma
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteosarcoma

In This Section

Diagnosing Spinal Tumors

At the Penn Spine Center, experience and an accurate diagnosis is the key to successfully treating spinal tumors

Treatment for Spinal Tumors

he Penn Spine Center offers leading edge, comprehensive treatment for individuals with spinal tumors.

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