Journal article

Vertebral Fractures Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Spine Oligometastases: A Multi-institutional Analysis of Patient Outcomes

H Abbouchie, M Chao, M Tacey, DL Joon, H Ho, M Guerrieri, M Ng, F Foroudi

Clinical Oncology | Springer Verlag | Published : 2020


AIMS: Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a locally ablative therapy used for the treatment of patients with spine metastases. However, it is associated with higher rates of vertebral compression fractures (VCF) than conventionally fractionated palliative radiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of VCF following spine SBRT and to identify the risk factors associated with this outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients treated at two Australian institutions from January 2015 to March 2019. Descriptive statistics were used to assess patient, tumour and treatment factors. The Log-rank test and Cox proportional hazards model were applied in..

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