Evaluation and treatment of spinal metastatic disease

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 publicationOrthopaedic Oncology
Subtitle of host publicationPrimary and Metastatic Tumors of the Skeletal System
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9783319073224
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameCancer Treatment and Research
ISSN (Print)0927-3042


  • Anterior/posterior spine surgery for tumors
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Operative and nonoperative management of spinal metastasis
  • Spinal metastasis
  • Spinal neoplasms
  • Staging/management for spinal tumors
  • Vertebroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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