Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression. Results of treatment and survival.

  title={Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression. Results of treatment and survival.},
  author={Steen S\orensen and Svend Erik B\orgesen and Kirsten Rohde and Birgitta Rasmusson and Flemming Bach and Torben B\oge-Rasmussen and P M Stjernholm and Birgitte Holt Larsen and Niels Agerlin and Flemming Gjerris},
  volume={65 7},
All medical records of patients treated for metastatic compression of the spinal cord or cauda equina in the eastern part of Denmark from 1979 through 1985 were reviewed. With regard to treatment response and survival, 345 patients could be evaluated. Carcinoma of the lung (19%), prostate (18%), breast (13%), and kidney (10%) were the most frequent primary malignancies causing spinal compression. The outcome of treatment depended primarily on the patients' condition at the time of diagnosis: 79… CONTINUE READING
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