Treatment of spinal epidural metastases. Randomized prospective comparison of laminectomy and radiotherapy.

@article{Young1980TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of spinal epidural metastases. Randomized prospective comparison of laminectomy and radiotherapy.},
  author={Ronald F. Young and Ernest M. Post and Gerald A. King},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={
          741-8
        }
}
Metastases to the spinal epidural space with compression of the spinal cord or cauda equina are commonly encountered by physicians in a variety of clinical field. In the recent past, decompressive laminectomy followed by radiotheray was thought to be the best available treatment. More recently, radiotherapy alone has been advocated as an alternative treatment mode with a similar rate of effectiveness. This study compares laminectomy followed by radiotherapy to radiotherapy alone in the… CONTINUE READING
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