Feasibility and safety of en bloc resection for primary spine tumors: a systematic review by the Spine Oncology Study Group.

@article{Yamazaki2009FeasibilityAS,
  title={Feasibility and safety of en bloc resection for primary spine tumors: a systematic review by the Spine Oncology Study Group.},
  author={Tomasato Yamazaki and Gregory S. McLoughlin and Shreyaskuma Patel and Laurence D Rhines and Daryl R. Fourney},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 22 Suppl},
  pages={
          S31-8
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVES To determine the general feasibility and safety of en bloc resection for primary spine tumors by analyzing (1) the effect of incisional biopsy performed before definitive en bloc resection and (2) the rate of achievement of disease-free margins, morbidity, mortality, and health resource utilization. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The feasibility of en bloc resection is determined by careful surgical and oncologic staging, and a key step in this process… CONTINUE READING

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