Surgical decompression improves recovery from neurological deficit and may provide a survival benefit in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma-associated spinal cord compression: a case-series study

@inproceedings{Chang2013SurgicalDI,
  title={Surgical decompression improves recovery from neurological deficit and may provide a survival benefit in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma-associated spinal cord compression: a case-series study},
  author={C S Chang and hung-Chieh Chen and Youngsen Yang and Ren-Ching Wang and W M Hwang and Chieh-Lin Jerry Teng},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Malignancy-associated spinal cord compression is generally treated by surgical decompression, radiotherapy or a combination of both. Since diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is highly sensitive to both chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the role of surgical decompression in the treatment of DLBCL-associated spinal cord compression remains unclear. We therefore conducted a retrospective review to investigate the impact of surgical decompression on recovery from neurological deficit… CONTINUE READING
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