Spinal Tumor and Its Various Kinds

There are different types of a spinal tumor. These spinal tumors need to get checked by a qualified orthopedic surgery doctor. A spinal tumor may or may not be dangerous.

However, in order for you to determine if a spinal tumor is cancerous or not, you need to get in touch with your doctor. Your orthopedic surgery doctor will take a sample from the tumor and send it to a laboratory to check its nature.

The various types of spinal tumor include plasma, bone, and cartilage.

Let us see the different types of spinal tumor.

Benign Bone Tumors

Here is a look at the different types of benign bone tumors.


This type of benign tumor is caused because of a bone growth. The hemangioma develops within the marrow of the bone. This type of spinal tumor most impacts hemangioma. Individuals with a age of 20 to 40 years may have hemangioma spinal tumor.


The osteoblastoma mostly occurs to patients under the age of 30 years. Men are more prone to getting osteoblastoma spinal tumor as opposed to men. Osteoblastoma mostly impacts the column or posterior of the spinal cord.

Osteoid Osteoma

Individuals under the age of 25 are more prone to the osteoid osteoma. Men are at a higher risk of developing osteoid osteoma spinal tumor. Most of the osteoid osteoma spinal tumors are not greater than 2 centimeters in size. The pain becomes difficult to bear at night. You need to take a painkiller to relieve pain. However, only use medicine upon your doctor’s recommendation.

Giant Cell Tumor

Giant cell tumor is a rare but an aggressive form of spinal tumor. Individuals between the age of 20 and 40 years have more chances of having giant cell tumor. The giant cell spinal tumor develops within the sacrum. Sometimes, the giant cell tumor may also develop in the vertebral spine body. The giant cell tumor can also create other problems including bowel and bladder dysfunction.

Malignant Bone Tumors

The malignant bone tumors of the spine are dangerous. Let us have a look at the different types of malignant spine tumors.


The chondrosarcoma is a very rarely occurring type of spinal tumor. A chondrosarcoma can develop into various multiple myeloma. The development into multiple myeloma is dangerous for the patient.

In some cases chondrosarcoma may be only a single tumor. People above the age of 50 have the chances of getting this type of tumor. Plasmacytoma may occur as a single tumor too. This type of tumor usually attacks the nerve roots and spinal cord. Other areas where this tumor can impact include the vertebral body, causing hunchback.


Chordoma is a slowly growing spinal tumor. Chordoma tumor is a rare medical condition which may impact the coccyx and sacrum. Men are a greater risk of developing chordoma. Individuals of age 50 to 70 may have a higher chance of developing chordoma.


Osteosarcoma is a tumor which rarely attacks the spinal cord. This type of tumor affects anterior vertebral body. In some cases, this type of tumor can impact the posterior spine elements. Women and men have an equal chance of developing osteosarcoma. People between the ages of 20 and 30 with Paget’s disease may develop osteosarcoma.

Ewing’s Sarcoma

Children between the age of 10 and 15 are more prone to the Ewing’s sarcoma. The rapid development in the bones can cause Ewing’s Sarcoma. The male children are at a greater risk of developing Ewing’s Sarcoma. Sacrum is the area where most of the Ewing’s Sarcoma occur.   


Lymphomas is referred to the cancer with lymphatic system of the body getting impacted. Lymph plays an important role in the body by fighting various types of infection. Sometimes, the lymph may become uncontrollable.