Evaluation and treatment of spinal metastatic disease

Shah Nawaz M Dodwad, Jason Savage, Thomas J. Scharschmidt, Alpesh Patel*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


With the increased survival of oncologic patients, evaluation and management of patients with spinal metastasis is crucial to reducing morbidity and maximizing function. In this chapter, we present some guidelines for the initial systematic evaluation of patients with spinal lesions, as well as the risks, benefits, and alternatives to nonoperative and operative management of metastatic spinal disease, and the overall survival of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCancer Treatment and Research
Number of pages20
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NameCancer Treatment and Research
ISSN (Print)0927-3042

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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