Surgical decompression of anterior and posterior malignant epidural tumors compressing the spinal cord: a prospective study.


Of 167 episodes of spinal epidural neoplastic compression, 86 were treated by operation. The surgical approach was prospectively selected according to the location of the tumor in the spinal canal. Decompression was achieved by 61 vertebral body resections (VBRs) and by 25 laminectomies. The indications for operation were: neurological relapse after… (More)


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