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Nerve Sheath Tumors

About Your Care and Condition

Spinal nerve sheath tumors can be benign or cancerous. Whether they're cancerous or not, they interfere with messages being sent between your brain and the rest of your body. Our spinal surgery team can safely remove tumors once believed impossible to treat. We're proud to offer breakthrough imaging and surgical electrical technology working together.

Nerve sheath tumors include three major nerve categories: neurofibroma, schwannoma and peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Symptoms may include numbness or burning in the affected area, or loss of balance or hearing. Most of these tumors are non-cancerous and only require non-operative treatments. Prognosis after treatment depends on size, location and if the tumor has spread.