Radiotherapy for symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas: results of a multicenter study and literature review.

@article{Heyd2010RadiotherapyFS,
  title={Radiotherapy for symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas: results of a multicenter study and literature review.},
  author={Reinhard Heyd and Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt and Dirk Rades and C. Winkler and Hans Theodor Eich and Frank Bruns and Georg Gosheger and Normann Willich and Oliver Micke},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={217-25}
}
PURPOSE The current study analyzes the potential role of radiotherapy (RT) in symptomatic vertebral hemangioma (SVH). METHODS AND MATERIALS Seven cooperating German institutions collected clinical information, treatment plans, and outcome data for all patients with SVH referred for local RT. RESULTS From 1969 to 2008, a total of 84 patients with 96 symptomatic lesions were irradiated for SVH. The primary indication for radiotherapy was pain (97.6%), and 28.6% of patients had additional… CONTINUE READING
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