Single-stage posterior decompression and stabilization for metastasis of the thoracic spine: prognostic factors for functional outcome and patients' survival.

@article{Chong2012SinglestagePD,
  title={Single-stage posterior decompression and stabilization for metastasis of the thoracic spine: prognostic factors for functional outcome and patients' survival.},
  author={Sangjoon Chong and Sang-Hoon Shin and Heon Yoo and Seung Hoon Lee and Ki-jeong Kim and T A Jahng and Ho-Shin Gwak},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 12},
  pages={1083-92}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT There are limited data analyzing radiological and clinical factors for the functional outcomes of surgery for spinal metastasis. Also, there are few studies to investigate the relationship between the functional outcome and the patients' survival. Thus, analysis of both functional outcomes and the survival with their relationship in a possibly homogenous group of patients is worth being reported. PURPOSE To assess treatment outcomes of single-stage posterior decompression… CONTINUE READING