Diagnosis and treatment of spine metastases

Yossi Smorgick*, Yigal Mirovsky, Ehud Shalmon, Raphael Lotan, Amit Dotan, Yoram Anekstein

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Metastatic disease of the spine occurs in as many as 70% of cancer patients. Patients may present with pain, neurologic deficit, or both. Treatment options include medical therapy, radiation, and surgery. The diversity of patients' conditions, tumors pathology, and the extent of disease complicate decision making and treatment. Treatment goals are palliative, aiming for pain control and maintenance of mobility. A multimodality therapy, results in better outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-363
Number of pages6
JournalHarefuah
Volume146
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Radiation therapy
  • Spinal metastases
  • Surgical treatment

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