The value of palliative surgery for metastatic spinal disease: satisfaction of patients and their families.

@article{Fujibayashi2010TheVO,
  title={The value of palliative surgery for metastatic spinal disease: satisfaction of patients and their families.},
  author={Shunsuke Fujibayashi and M. Neo and Koichi Miyaki and Takeo Nakayama and Takashi Nakamura},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={42-9}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Although there have been several studies in which the surgical outcomes were evaluated by pain reduction or neurological improvement, there have been few studies focused on the quality of life (QOL) of the patients after the surgery. We considered that the most important consideration in palliative surgery was to respect the wishes of patients and their families, which are likely to be influenced by the patients' QOL for their limited life span. PURPOSE To evaluate the… CONTINUE READING

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