Spinal metastases from solid tumors. Analysis of factors affecting survival

  • Sioutos P
  • Arbit E
  • Meshulam C
 et al. 
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Abstract

Factors affecting survival were determined for 109 patients with thoracic spine metastases and cord compression. Lung, prostate, and breast were the most common primary sites (78%). All patients had surgical decompression of the spinal cord, and 99% received radiotherapy.

Author-supplied keywords

  • anatomic site of primary carcinoma
  • cord compression
  • metastases
  • neurological deficit
  • survival
  • thoracic spine
  • vertebral bodies

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Authors

  • Panayiotis J. Sioutos

  • Ehud Arbit

  • Carrie F. Meshulam

  • Joseph H. Galicich

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