Ceramic vertebral body replacement for metastatic spine tumors.

  title={Ceramic vertebral body replacement for metastatic spine tumors.},
  author={Hisao Matsui and Shinichiro Tatezaki and Haruo Tsuji},
  journal={Journal of spinal disorders},
  volume={7 3},
A modular ceramic spacer system was developed and used for vertebral body replacement in 21 patients with metastatic spine tumor in cervical (n = 10 cases), thoracic (n = 9), and lumbar spines (n = 2). All cases of cervical and lumbar spinal tumors underwent simultaneous use of a ceramic spacer and plate-screw fixation, and eight patients received additional posterior interventions in the thoracic spine. Postoperative radiation therapy was performed in all cases except two, which involved… CONTINUE READING
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