Management of spinal metastases, strategies and surgical indications.
Summary of "Management of spinal metastases, strategies and surgical indications."
The number of bone metastases increases with prolonged survival of primary tumors of kidney, breast, prostate and other tumors. The spine is the most frequent site of bone metastases. This leads to high number of patients where the decision has to be made what kind of treatment should be the best. Several scores have been developed to solve this problem. The decision has to include the biology of the metastatic disease according to primary tumor and dissemination of the disease, the general condition of the patient, the residual stability of the spine, the neurologic status and most important the quality of life of the patient. Treatment options range from conservative treatment up to en bloc resection of the metastatic lesion. Therefore, the strategy of treatment always has to be decided on an individual base.
Department Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Paraplegiologie, Zentrum für Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, Stiftung Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg, Schlierbacher Landstr. 200a, 69118, Heidelberg, Deutschland.
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Name: Der Orthopade
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22850832
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00132-012-1910-2
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Product Line Management
Management control systems for structuring health care delivery strategies around case types, as in DRGs, or specific clinical services.
Surgical Procedures, Minor
Surgery restricted to the management of minor problems and injuries; surgical procedures of relatively slight extent and not in itself hazardous to life. (Dorland, 28th ed & Stedman, 25th ed)
A surgical procedure that entails removing all (laminectomy) or part (laminotomy) of selected vertebral lamina to relieve pressure on the SPINAL CORD and/or SPINAL NERVE ROOTS. Vertebral lamina is the thin flattened posterior wall of vertebral arch that forms the vertebral foramen through which pass the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Management Quality Circles
Participation of employees with management as a labor-management team, in decisions pertaining to the operational activities of the organization or industry.
Materials Management, Hospital
The management of all procurement, distribution, and storage of equipment and supplies, as well as logistics management including laundry, processing of reusables, etc.
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