Optimal schedule of preoperative embolization for spinal metastasis surgery.

@article{Kato2013OptimalSO,
  title={Optimal schedule of preoperative embolization for spinal metastasis surgery.},
  author={So Kato and Takahiro Hozumi and Yasunobu Takaki and Kiyofumi Yamakawa and Takahiro Goto and Taiji Kondo},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 22},
  pages={1964-9}
}
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between intraoperative blood loss during spinal metastasis surgery and the surgical delay after preoperative embolization. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Delaying surgery after embolization is thought to diminish its effectiveness because of revascularization, but there has been no scientific study that supports this hypothesis. METHODS We reviewed data from 66 consecutive posterior palliative decompression surgical… CONTINUE READING

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