Hello, I have a Tumor growing off the nerve root at L5. I was wondering if anyone had a similar type of tumor and what it may have been. I had a scan after my last back surgery in November of 2010 and there was nothing there. Then in January I was seeing my urological surgical oncologist and she noticed the spot and couldn't identify it, but thought it may be a pheo so I had an mibg scan, and it was not a pheo. So, I had a complete spine and brain scan, and I saw one of my neurosurgeons and he said that he wasn't real sure and that he would notify the doctor that had done my back surgery. Then they scheduled me for a biopsy, and my case was bounced around til I wound up with the chief of the neuroimaging dept. Next my biopsy was cancelled and my doctor wants to see me in clinic. So, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with a tumor growing off a nerve root and what ended up happening. The first neuro doctor said that the surgery would be a "large exposure". Not 100% sure what he meant by that, just kinda assumed it meant that it wouldn't be easy to get to. Anyways, any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.