Clinical results of nonsurgical treatment for spinal metastases.

  title={Clinical results of nonsurgical treatment for spinal metastases.},
  author={Hideki Katagiri and Mitsuru Takahashi and Jiro Inagaki and Hiroshi Kobayashi and Hideshi Sugiura and Shinji Yamamura and Hiromitsu Iwata},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  volume={42 5},
PURPOSE In contrast with many analyses of surgical treatment for spinal metastases, there have been only a few recent well-documented publications assessing nonsurgical treatment. This paper is a study of the outcome of nonsurgical therapy for metastatic tumors of the spine. METHODS AND MATERIALS One hundred and one patients with spinal metastases were treated with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy without surgical intervention between 1990 and 1995, in prospective analysis, and had… CONTINUE READING


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