Stereotactic radiosurgery for spine tumors: Review of current literature

Wesley Hsu, Trang Nguyen, Lawrence Kleinberg, Eric C. Ford, Daniele Rigamonti, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Michael Lim

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Abstract

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SR) is increasingly utilized for the treatment of intracranial and extracranial pathology. It is considered an important adjuvant to surgery, chemotherapy or fractionated radiotherapy, and the role of SR as a primary treatment modality continues to be explored. Although SR for spinal lesions is in its infancy, there is a growing body of literature supporting its efficacy. The purpose of this review is to summarize the pertinent literature regarding the use of SR for lesions of the spine and spinal cord. Particular emphasis will be placed on large clinical series of both primary and secondary spine tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-321
Number of pages7
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Volume88
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Metastatic spine disease
  • Radiosurgery
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Spine tumor
  • Stereotaxy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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