Spine radiosurgery for spinal cord compression: the radiation oncologist's perspective.

Abstract

Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) is a common problem afflicting cancer patients. It affects 5-14% of all patients with cancer, and more than 20,000 cases are diagnosed annually in the United States (1-3). Once diagnosed, it is considered to be a medical emergency, and immediate intervention is required with high-dose corticosteroids and… (More)

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