Journal article

Risk Factors for Pathological Fracture and Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression in Patients With Spinal Metastases

Catherine S Hibberd, Gerald MY Quan

ORTHOPEDICS | SLACK INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Vertebral pathological fracture and metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC) due to metastatic cancer inevitably cause pain, neurological deficit, impaired function, and decreased quality of life and are indications for surgery. In such cases, earlier surgical intervention has the potential to prevent permanent neurological deficit and disability and to maintain function and quality of life. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify and evaluate risk factors for pathological fracture and MESCC in patients with spinal metastases. Retrospective assessment of clinical and radiological parameters was undertaken in patients with spinal metastases. Seventy-two patients with spina..

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