Primary spinal cord tumours constitute 2% to 4% of all central nervous system neoplasms, and are characterized based on their location as intramedullary, intradural extramedullary, and extradural. Some common symptoms are:
- Severe pain in the neck and back.
- Neurological problems such as weakness or numbness in the arms and legs.
- Focal spine pain that is worse in the morning.
- Back pain along with constitutional symptoms.
- Spinal nerve compression.
- Incontinence and decreased sensitivity in the saddle area.