Survival, complications and outcome in 282 patients operated for neurological deficit due to thoracic or lumbar spinal metastases

@article{Jansson2004SurvivalCA,
  title={Survival, complications and outcome in 282 patients operated for neurological deficit due to thoracic or lumbar spinal metastases},
  author={K Fredrik Jansson and Henrik C. F. Bauer},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={196-202}
}
We present survival, neurological function, and complications in a consecutive series of 282 patients operated for spinal metastases from January 1990 to December 2001. Our main surgical indication throughout this time period was neurological deficit rather than pain. Metastases from cancer of the prostate accounted for 40%, breast 15%, kidney 8%, and lung 7%. In 78% the level of decompression was thoracic and lumbar in 22%. Thirteen percent had a single metastases only, 64% had multiple… CONTINUE READING

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