Letter to the Editor. Stent screw–assisted internal fixation and combined radiofrequency ablation and vertebroplasty for stabilization and local tumor control

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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Diego San Millán: diego.sanmillan@hopitalvs.ch.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online April 10, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.1.SPINE2053.

Disclosures Dr. San Millán reports that he received financial support from Stöckli Medical to participate in the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology in Boston, Massachusetts, May 18–23, 2019.

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    • Export Citation
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