Treatment strategies of space-occupying intradural metastases of the cauda equina of nonneurogenic origin

@article{Loehr2009TreatmentSO,
  title={Treatment strategies of space-occupying intradural metastases of the cauda equina of nonneurogenic origin},
  author={Mario Loehr and Grigoris Tzouras and Martin Kocher and Werner Stenzel and Thomas Reithmeier and Norfrid Klug and J{\"u}rgen Anton Hampl},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2009},
  volume={151},
  pages={207-215}
}
Compressive intradural metastases of the cauda equina are a rare site of metastatic spread in systemic cancer. So far, only few reports have been published with conflicting statements concerning a surgical versus nonsurgical approach. Five patients with symptomatic space-occupying intradural metastases of the cauda equina were analyzed retrospectively, focusing on the influence of surgical intervention on pain relief, neurological outcome and thus the patients’ quality of life. At the time of… CONTINUE READING

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