Spine Tumors

  • Eren O. Kuris


Spine tumors present in a variety of ways and have differing degrees of severity based on their size, location, and histologic features. The most common spine tumor results from metastatic disease. Treatment for spine tumors should be tailored based on the nature of the tumor and the overall clinical picture of the patient.


Spine tumor Metastatic disease Multiple myeloma Osteoid osteoma Osteoblastoma Chordoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eren O. Kuris
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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