Surgical treatment of metastatic spine disease.

  title={Surgical treatment of metastatic spine disease.},
  author={Kim W Hammerberg},
  volume={17 10},
The results of surgical intervention for metastatic disease on 56 consecutive patients since 1980 were reviewed. Two patients underwent a second procedure to stabilize remote levels of spinal involvement, for a total of 58 surgeries. All 56 patients presented with pain. After surgery, significant relief was noted by 51 (91%). Twenty-seven patients presented with neurologic compromise. After operation, neurologic improvement was noted in 20 (74%). No patient's neurologic function deteriorated… CONTINUE READING


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