Here is a good review article from the “yellow journal” on metastasis to the spine! Rose, P., Buchowski, J. (2011). Metastatic Disease in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon 19(1), 37-48. https://dx.doi.org/10.5435/00124635-201101000-00005 Download PDF from the rochester.edu website As a complement to this article, I found a good video lecture on this […]
Amazing animation that demonstrated the biological and clinical effects of bone metastases on the skeleton. The animation is by Amgen, a biotechnology company. http://www.amgen.com Please visit their Youtube channel Amgen for more videos.
The spine is one of the most common site for metastasis. Effective management of spinal metastasis requires a logical and systematic approach. Dr. Laurence D. Rhines, MD is the Professor of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA. In his excellent and lucid talk given at the Seattle Science Foundation, […]
Metastatic lesions account for majority spinal tumors. Primary spinal malignancies are rare, however, surgery in these tumours can be curative if performed with an en bloc technique. Intralesional excision of primary spinal tumor such as chordoma is associated with a 100% recurrence rate. Hence, it is important to know the histological diagnosis before embarking on […]