The neurosurgical management of spinal metastases causing cord and cauda equina compression.

@article{Livingston1978TheNM,
  title={The neurosurgical management of spinal metastases causing cord and cauda equina compression.},
  author={Kasey Livingston and Richard G. Perrin},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={839-43}
}
The authors report a series of 100 consecutive patients with spinal metastases causing cord or cauda equine compression, who were treated with surgical decompression. Of these, 30% (all women) had breast cancer. The most common primary neoplasm in man was prostatic carcinoma. Pain was the earliest and most prominant symptom, followed by weakness. Bladder dysfunction was recorded in 40 patients. The thoracic region was the most common site of cord compression (76 patients). Surgical treatment… CONTINUE READING