Update and Overview in Spine Metastases Treatment
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 February 2024) | Viewed by 979
Spinal metastasis is a common issue causing significant pain and disability in cancer patients. Patients with such an occurrence require prompt medical and surgical attention. A multidisciplinary chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical treatment approach is commonly used. Unfortunately, there are still some “grey areas” in diagnostics and the definition of therapeutic choices for those patients that often delay or impede the best care. Solid decision-making systems must be developed to assist physicians and surgeons in choosing the most appropriate treatment for each patient with spinal metastasis. In particular, the literature still lacks consensus on the timing of surgical management based on neurological presentation and an indication of what patients should treat aggressively and those in which a more conservative approach is recommended. Such lack of consensus is especially true in secondary hospitals where the absence of a multidisciplinary approach often leads to inappropriate care for those patients. Additionally, the post-operative care of those patients and possible complications often lacks precise indications. This Special Issue aims to collect papers describing and analyzing diagnostics tools and algorithms, outcomes and decision-making strategies, and post-treatment palliative care in spine metastases patients. In order to highlight precise indications and avoid misconduct in collecting precious papers on different aspects of spine metastases management covering the state of the art for surgery, radiotherapy and medical and psychokinesis therapy.
Dr. Enrico Giordan
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