Role of Surgery in Spinal Metastases

Altaf Ali Laghari, Humza Faisal Siddiqui, Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Spinal metastases constitute two-third of all cases of bone metastases. Surgical intervention in these tumours has been recommended in highly selective cases, for confirming diagnosis, stabilizing the spine, and decompressing nerves or spinal cord for alleviation of pain and preservation of function.In this article,the authors have reviewed available evidence on role of surgery in spinal metastases and have presented results of selected papers on this vast topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-599
Number of pages2
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019


  • Spinal metastases, microsurgery, radiation therapy, radiosurgery.


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