Clinical Approach to Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression

Young Kwok, Phillip A. Tibbs, Roy A. Patchell

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If operable, patients with MESCC should undergo maximal tumor resection and stabilization, followed by postoperative radiotherapy. Even for radiosensitive tumors, surgery can often stabilize the spine. For patients with inoperable tumors, definitive radiotherapy still remains the standard of care. Although most patients with MESCC have short survival, only through prompt multidisciplinary teamwork can the risks of paraplegia be minimized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1297-1305
Number of pages9
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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