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Metastatic Spine Disease: A Guide to Diagnosis and Management

  • Author: Rex A. W. Marco
  • ISBN: 9783319762517
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: July 2, 2018
  • Format: Hardback – 307 Pages
  • Language: English


This comprehensive text focuses exclusively on the management of metastatic spinal disease, evaluating the most recent literature and providing patient-centered treatment algorithms. Beginning with initial imaging, classification and clinical decision-making, the spine is approached anatomically from the upper cervical to the sacrum, describing the unique considerations and approaches appropriate to each region, such as laminectomy and stabilization, en bloc spondylectomy and resection and reconstruction. Less invasive and minimally invasive approaches are discussed throughout the text. Radiation therapy modalities and other adjuvant treatments are also discussed, as well as reconstructive flap coverage and the management of complications.

The spinal column is the most common site of metastatic cancer, and a multidisciplinary approach is required to provide patients with reasonable management options to prevent and treat the disabling symptoms caused by this debilitating condition. This compendium of experience from thought leaders in the treatment of metastatic spine disease will provide spine surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, physiatrists and palliative care specialists with up-to-date information to guide their patients through the multidisciplinary management of metastatic spinal disease.

Key Features
  • A unique and comprehensive discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of metastatic spine disease
  • Covers imaging, classification, decision-making and specific management strategies for each region of the spine
  • An excellent resource for spine surgeons, musculoskeletal oncologists and radiation therapists
Table of Contents
  1. MOSS: A Patient Centered Approach
  2. Relative Radiosensitivity of Metastatic Spine Disease
  3. Relative Chemo
  4. Hormonal, and Immunosensitivity
  5. Noms
  6. Spinal Instability in Metastatic Disease
  7. Imaging Metastatic Spinal Disease
  8. Management of metastatic spinal cord compression without stereotactic radiotherapy and targeted adjuvant chemotherapy
  9. Metastatic Spine Disease: Critical Evaluation of the Current Literature
  10. Indications for en Bloc Spondylectomy for Metastatic Spine Disease
  11. Occipitocervical and Upper Cervical Metastatic Spinal Disease
  12. Mid-Cervical Metastatic Spinal Disease
  13. Cervicothoracic Metastatic Spine Disease
  14. Surgical Treatment for Patients with Thoracic Spinal Metastasis
  15. Thoracolumbar Metastatic Spinal Disease
  16. Indications and Techniques for Anterior Thoracolumbar Resections and Reconstructions
  17. Metastatic Disease of the Lumbar Spine
  18. Vertebral Body Reconstruction in Metastatic Spine Disease
  19. Lumbosacral Metastatic Spine Disease
  20. Sacral Metastases
  21. Radiation Therapy for Spinal Metastases
  22. Reconstructive Flap Coverage
  23. Complications
  24. Percutaneous Thermal Ablation of Spine Metastasis
  25. Minimally invasive spine surgery for metastatic spine disease
Author Biography

Rex A. W. Marco, MD

Chief of Musculoskeletal Oncology and Reconstructive Spine Surgery, Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

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