Early diagnosis and treatment of spinal epidural metastasis in breast cancer: a prospective study.

@article{Boogerd1992EarlyDA,
  title={Early diagnosis and treatment of spinal epidural metastasis in breast cancer: a prospective study.},
  author={Willem Boogerd and J. Jacob van der Sande and Robert C. Kroeger},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={55 12},
  pages={1188-93}
}
This prospective study evaluated the usefulness of myelography in breast cancer patients who present with radiculopathy or myelopathy. A total of 124 consecutive myelograms were performed in 100 patients. Epidural metastasis (EM) was diagnosed in 67 myelograms (54%). Multiple epidural metastases were diagnosed in 15 (22%) of those, resulting in a total of 87 epidural lesions. A complete block was found in 13 EM (15%) and an incomplete block in 14 EM (16%). Clinical data could not predict the… CONTINUE READING

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