Current surgical management of metastatic spinal disease.

  title={Current surgical management of metastatic spinal disease.},
  author={Peter Carlos Gerszten and William C. Welch},
  volume={14 7},
  pages={1013-24; discussion 1024, 1029-30,}
Despite advances in the treatment of many malignancies, a large number of cancer patients will require evaluation and possible surgical intervention for lesions that have metastasized or directly invaded the spinal column. The need for heightened awareness of and aggressive early intervention for spinal metastases is underscored by many studies that have reported a relationship between pretreatment and posttreatment neurologic function in these patients. Recommendations for operative… CONTINUE READING