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Strategies for Management of Spinal Metastases: A Comprehensive Review

Zhantao Deng, Bin Xu, Jiewen Jin, Jianning Zhao, Haidong Xu

Spinal metastasis is the most common tumor in the spine and can easily expand to the epidural space. A series of approaches have been developed to deal with this problem including radiation, surgery, and medicine. The further goal of the treatment is to relieve pain, stabilize spinal structure, maintain neurologic function and improve the quality of life. Different frameworks have been proposed to optimize the best therapy for different patients. This review briefly summarizes different treatments for spinal metastases and some popular decision?making frameworks.

Key words: Assessment, radiotherapy, spinal metastases, surgery




(From Cancer Translational Medicine)