Primary malignant bone tumors and solitary metastases of the thoracolumbar spine: results by management with total en bloc spondylectomy

@article{Melcher2006PrimaryMB,
  title={Primary malignant bone tumors and solitary metastases of the thoracolumbar spine: results by management with total en bloc spondylectomy},
  author={Ingo Melcher and Alexander Carl Disch and Cyrus Khodadadyan-Klostermann and Stefan Tohtz and Mirko Smolny and U. St{\"o}ckle and N. P. Haas and Klaus Dieter Schaser},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={1193-1202}
}
Primary malignant spinal tumors and solitary vertebral metastases of selected tumor entities in the thoracolumbar spine are indications for total en bloc spondylectomy (TES). This study aimed to describe our oncological and surgical management and to analyze the treatment results by management with TES for extra- and intracompartmental solitary spinal metastases and primary malignant vertebral bone tumors. In 15 patients (3 malignant bone tumors and 12 solitary metastases), tumors were… CONTINUE READING