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Cranial Nerve Surgery A6 A7 Copyright held by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. You may not sell, republish, or systematically distribute any published materials without written permission from JNSPG. 2013 Introduction: The incidence of breast cancer causing metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) is increasing, emphasizing the need to determine which patients are the best for aggressive surgical resection. We detail previously unreported features predictive of outcomes following spinal surgery for breast metastases

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Neurological Surgeons 2015.3.FOC-DSPNABSTRACTS Mayfield Clinical Science Award 109. Prognostic Factors for Survival in Surgical Series of Symptomatic Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: A Prospective North American Multi-Centre Study in 145 patients Anick Nater-Goulet , MD , Michael G. Fehlings , MD PhD FRCSC FACS , Lindsay Tetreault , Bsc , Branko Kopjar , Paul M. Arnold , MD , Mark B. Dekutoski , MD , Joel Finkelstein , MD , Charles Fisher , MD , John France , MD

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of 6mm from the dura mater. Real time fast spin echo MR sequences co-planar with anatomical T2 images were overlaid to monitor the tissue temperature and damage in the region of interest. All patients received post-op SSRS. Epidural spinal cord compression was graded according to the Epidural Spinal Cord Compression classification proposed by Bilsky et al. in pre and post procedure MRI. Results Median VAS was 6; 3; 2 and median QoL scores were 49%; 63%; 61.5% respectively at pre-op, within 30, and 60 days after treatment. Twelve out of fourteen patients had