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Minimally invasive decompression and stabilization for the management of thoracolumbar spine metastasis.

Minimally invasive decompression and stabilization for the management of thoracolumbar spine... Spinal metastasis with spinal cord involvement is a frequent complication in cancer patients. As the spinal compression frequently occurs ventrally, performing a simple posterior laminectomy alone is generally ineffective and dangerous. Many aggressive surgical strategies have been developed to improve outcomes for patients with metastatic spine disease. These strategies are associated with high morbidity and complication rates, especially in patients with numerous neoplasm-associated comorbidities, which can limit their indication in patients with a limited life expectancy. The authors performed a prospective evaluation of minimally invasive decompression and stabilization for the palliative management of symptomatic thoracolumbar spine metastasis. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of neurosurgery. Spine Pubmed

Minimally invasive decompression and stabilization for the management of thoracolumbar spine metastasis.

Journal of neurosurgery. Spine , Volume 17 (1): 5 – Sep 17, 2012

Minimally invasive decompression and stabilization for the management of thoracolumbar spine metastasis.


Abstract

Spinal metastasis with spinal cord involvement is a frequent complication in cancer patients. As the spinal compression frequently occurs ventrally, performing a simple posterior laminectomy alone is generally ineffective and dangerous. Many aggressive surgical strategies have been developed to improve outcomes for patients with metastatic spine disease. These strategies are associated with high morbidity and complication rates, especially in patients with numerous neoplasm-associated comorbidities, which can limit their indication in patients with a limited life expectancy. The authors performed a prospective evaluation of minimally invasive decompression and stabilization for the palliative management of symptomatic thoracolumbar spine metastasis.

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ISSN
1547-5654
eISSN
1547-5646
DOI
10.3171/2012.4.SPINE111108
pmid
22607222

Abstract

Spinal metastasis with spinal cord involvement is a frequent complication in cancer patients. As the spinal compression frequently occurs ventrally, performing a simple posterior laminectomy alone is generally ineffective and dangerous. Many aggressive surgical strategies have been developed to improve outcomes for patients with metastatic spine disease. These strategies are associated with high morbidity and complication rates, especially in patients with numerous neoplasm-associated comorbidities, which can limit their indication in patients with a limited life expectancy. The authors performed a prospective evaluation of minimally invasive decompression and stabilization for the palliative management of symptomatic thoracolumbar spine metastasis.

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Journal of neurosurgery. SpinePubmed

Published: Sep 17, 2012

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