Direct Decompressive Surgery Followed by Radiotherapy Versus Radiotherapy Alone for Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: A Meta-analysis

@article{Lee2014DirectDS,
  title={Direct Decompressive Surgery Followed by Radiotherapy Versus Radiotherapy Alone for Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: A Meta-analysis},
  author={Chang-Hyun Lee and Ji-Woong Kwon and Jaebong Lee and Seung-Jae Hyun and Ki-Jeong Kim and Tae Ahn Jahng and Hyun-Jib Kim},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={E587–E592}
}
Study Design. A systemic review and meta-analysis. Objective. To compare the ambulatory status and survival for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) in patients treated with direct decompressive surgical resection (DDSR) followed by radiotherapy (RTx) with those in patients treated with RTx alone. Summary of Background Data. Surgical techniques have remarkably evolved from decompressive laminectomy without ventral tumor excision to DDSR, which has displayed favorable outcomes… 

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