Editorial. Spinal laser interstitial thermal therapy: a great idea without a great application

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  • 2 Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Mark H. Bilsky: bilskym@mskcc.org.

ACCOMPANYING ARTICLE DOI: 10.3171/2020.7.SPINE20661.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online December 11, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.7.SPINE201214.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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