Marta D. Switlyk

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BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the recommended primary investigation method for metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC). Initiating treatment before the development of motor deficits is essential to preserve neurological function. However, the relationship between MRI-assessed grades of spinal metastatic disease and neurological status has(More)
AIMS To evaluate potential prognostic factors for predicting survival after radiotherapy in patients with painful spinal metastases and normal neurological function. MATERIALS AND METHODS In total, 173 patients were included. The following prognostic factors were assessed: primary cancer site, age, gender, albumin and haemoglobin levels, Karnofsky(More)
AIMS To evaluate metastatic lesions within the radiation field using repeated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to compare the imaging findings with pain response following radiotherapy (RT) in patients with spinal metastases (SM) from breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS 32 Patients with SM from breast cancer admitted for fractionated RT were included(More)
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