Anterior Versus Posterior Decompression for Symptomatic Spinal Metastasis

  • Perrin R
  • Mcbroom R
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Management of patients with symptomatic spinal metastasis is designed to (1) relieve pain, and (2) restore or preserve neurologic function. The surgical strategy must include provisions for decompression of the dural sac and nerve roots, and stabilization of the spinal column. The optimal surgical approach, whether from in front or from behind is determined by a number of factors including (1) tumour location, (2) spinal level, (3) fixation factors, (4) patient debility.

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  • R. G. Perrin

  • R. J. Mcbroom

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