Reliability analysis of the epidural spinal cord compression scale.

  title={Reliability analysis of the epidural spinal cord compression scale.},
  author={Mark H. Bilsky and Ilya Laufer and Daryl Robert Fourney and Michael C Groff and Meic H. Schmidt and Peter Pal Varga and Frank D. Vrionis and Y Yamada and Peter Carlos Gerszten and Timothy R Kuklo},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  volume={13 3},
OBJECTIVE The evolution of imaging techniques, along with highly effective radiation options has changed the way metastatic epidural tumors are treated. While high-grade epidural spinal cord compression (ESCC) frequently serves as an indication for surgical decompression, no consensus exists in the literature about the precise definition of this term. The advancement of the treatment paradigms in patients with metastatic tumors for the spine requires a clear grading scheme of ESCC. The degree… CONTINUE READING
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