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Neurosurgical Disorders & Brain Tumors >> Spinal Tumor(s)

Disease Description:
Spinal cord tumors are abnormal growths found inside the bony spinal column. The spinal cord is surrounded by the bony spinal column so any abnormal growth can place pressure on sensitive tissues and impair function. In a small number of individuals, tumors may result from specific genetic disease (e.g., neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis). Spinal cord tumor symptoms include pain, sensory changes, and motor problems.

General Study Procedures:
The research studies listed below are currently open for enrollment to adults and children. Minors need approval from a parent. The research studies may involve thorough neurologic examinations, imaging, and neurosurgical experimental treatment. Please see the links below for the procedures and eligibility criteria for specific studies. There is no cost for participation or for any tests associated with the research.

Studies Actively Recruiting Patients:
03-N-0164: Evaluation and Treatment of Neurosurgical Disorders

For more information about participating in these studies, please contact :
For protocol 03-N-0164
Gretchen C. Scott, BSN, RN, CCRN

Tel: 301 496 2921
Email: SNBrecruiting@nih.gov

or
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office toll-free at:
1-800-411-1222
TTY: 1-866-411-1010

For more information on Spinal Tumor(s):


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