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Metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor to the thoracic and lumbar spine: first reported case and surgical treatment.
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PMID:  22227175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression from gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is a rarely reported phenomenon. PURPOSE: To describe the surgical management of metastatic GIST to two noncontiguous regions of the spinal column. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: Review of the medical chart, radiographic studies, and relevant literature. RESULTS: The patient underwent direct surgical decompression and stabilization of the cervicothoracic junction and the lumbar region during treatment of two distinct sites of metastatic pathology. CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of epidural compression from metastatic GIST with direct decompression and stabilization is safe and feasible.
Authors:
Nicholas P Slimack; John C Liu; Tyler Koski; Jamal McClendon; Brian A O'Shaughnessy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-1632     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130732     Medline TA:  Spine J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Department of Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 600 N Lake Shore Dr, #3204, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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