The authors report the experience acquired by the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in the treatment of vertebral metastases (1481 cases). In view of the growing role of surgery as a therapy for vertebral metastases and the experience acquired in the treatment of primary bone tumours, an aggressive approach was adopted in a small series of patients suffering from solitary metastasis of the lumbar vertebral column involving anterior surgical access and corporectomy. The functional outcome was good and the oncological results were encouraging. The authors comment on the principles of treatment in the light of the latest literature.
|Translated title of the contribution||Treatment of vertebral metastases|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
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