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The role of minimally invasive techniques in the management of spinal neoplastic disease: a review.
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PMID:  23877266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This review article provides a general overview of the role of minimal access spine surgery (MASS) in the context of spinal neoplastic disease. Illustrative cases included outline advances in new techniques with a focus on improved patient outcome. The article challenges the traditional indication for surgical decompression by considering the objective of better local control of tumor. MASS can be used to improve focused environments in which the delivery of a higher and safer dose of radiation can be accomplished. This combination of treatment has the purpose of better overall survival for some cancer patients by positively influencing local control. The role of surgical intervention in the context of managing cancer patients is continuously being redefined for this challenging population. The modern surgeon must stay abreast of all advances in their field in order to provide the best care for their patients.
Authors:
E Massicotte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgical sciences     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0390-5616     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Sci     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0432557     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Sci     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Toronto Western Hospital, Krembil Neuroscience Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada - eric.massicotte@uhn.on.ca.
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