Complication Avoidance in Vertebral Column Spine Tumors

Mark H. Bilsky, Justin F. Fraser

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Surgical intervention for metastatic spinal disease represents a complex undertaking in a population with an increased risk of complications. Understanding and avoiding complications is especially important because maximizing functional status, minimizing hospital stay, and preventing further morbidity are crucial to stabilizing and improving the patient's quality of life. Preventing complications and treating them appropriately when they occur aids in patient satisfaction and helps to make spinal surgery in this patient population a clinically rewarding endeavor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-329
Number of pages13
JournalNeurosurgery Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2006

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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