Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 01;479(1):163-176
T. Shimizu, S. Demura, S. Kato, K. Shinmura, N. Yokogawa, N. Yonezawa, N. Oku, R. Kitagawa, M. Handa, R. Annen, T. Nojima, H. Tsuchiya, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan.
Background: Recent advances in multidisciplinary treatments for various cancers have extended the survival period of patients with spinal metastases. Radiotherapy has been widely used to treat spinal metastases; nevertheless, long-term survivors sometimes undergo more surgical intervention after radiotherapy because of local tumor relapse. Generally, intradural invasion of a spinal tumor seldom occurs because the dura mater serves as a tissue barrier against tumor infiltration. Read More