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SPINE CLINIC
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 199-208

Spinal metastases: Clinical scenarios


1 Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Spine Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Gautam R Zaveri
Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, 302 Bhaveshwar Kutir, 4th Road Rajawadi, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai 400077, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/isj.isj_98_21

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The goal of treatment in patients with spinal metastasis is palliation, that is, to improve the quality of remaining life as judged by alleviation of pain, preservation or restoration of neurology, and improvement in function. Local control of the spinal metastasis not only influences the overall survival of a cancer patient but is vital to maintain treatment benefits for the duration of the patient`s survival. However, cancer therapy––both surgical and nonsurgical––carries a significant risk of complications, morbidity, and even mortality. Decision-making regarding the most appropriate treatment strategy is vital when treating terminally ill patients with spinal metastatic disease.


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