Background context: Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression from gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is a rarely reported phenomenon. Purpose: To describe the surgical management of metastatic GIST to two noncontiguous regions of the spinal column. Study design: Case report. Methods: Review of the medical chart, radiographic studies, and relevant literature. Results: The patient underwent direct surgical decompression and stabilization of the cervicothoracic junction and the lumbar region during treatment of two distinct sites of metastatic pathology. Conclusions: Treatment of epidural compression from metastatic GIST with direct decompression and stabilization is safe and feasible.
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
- Spinal instrumentation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Clinical Neurology