Multidisciplinary management of primary tumors of the vertebral column

Wesley Hsu, Thomas A. Kosztowski, Hasan A. Zaidi, Michael Dorsi, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Jean Paul Wolinsky

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Primary spinal neoplasms are rare tumors that can lead to significant morbidity secondary to local bone destruction and invasion into adjacent neurological and vascular structures. These tumors represent a clinical challenge to even the most experienced physicians and require a multidisciplinary approach to ensure optimal patient outcomes. This review will discuss the most common primary bone tumors and focus on recent surgical, medical, and radiation treatment advances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-125
Number of pages19
JournalCurrent treatment options in oncology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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