Spinal metastases with neurological manifestations

Review of 600 cases

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  • 1 Neurosurgical Service, Cochin Faculty of Medicine, Sainte-Anne Hospital, Paris, France, and Institute of Neurosurgery and Functional Neurosurgery, 2nd Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Naples, Italy
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✓ The authors have studied 600 cases of spinal metastasis causing a neurological syndrome. The most significant statistical data are reviewed. The cases are examined according to clinical characteristics, type of primary tumor, site of lesion, and survival. Each of these factors influenced the choice and results of treatment. As a general rule, combined treatment (surgery and radiotherapy) was used. Preliminary surgery was performed as an emergency, designed to halt progression of the neurological syndrome and to prevent its more serious manifestations. The technique and usefulness of surgery are discussed for different situations and the short-term results of treatment are related to the various factors involved.

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Address for Drs. Constans, Meder, and Haye: Service de Neurochirurgie A, Centre Hospitalier Sainte-Anne, 1 Rue Cabanis, 75674 Paris, Cedex 14, France.

Address reprint requests to: Enrico de Divitiis, M.D., Istituto di Neurochirurgia e Neurochirurgia Funzionale, 2nd Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Napoli, Italy.
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