Oncology Central

Update on management of vertebral column tumors

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Treatment options for metastatic and primary spinal tumors have expanded in recent years, in part due to the advances made in stereotactic radiosurgery. For metastatic spinal tumors, our institution utilizes the neurologic, oncologic, mechanical, and systemic (NOMS) decision framework, which provides a treatment paradigm based on the neurologic, oncologic, mechanical and systemic status of the patient. Radiosurgery as a supplement to surgical decompression has allowed for less-invasive surgical procedures carrying minimal morbidity while still providing effective local tumor control.

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