Spine Surgery pp 523-531 | Cite as

Minimally Invasive (Long) Dorsal Instrumentation Including Augmentation for Metastasis

  • Ehab ShibanEmail author
  • Bernhard Meyer


The Spine is the most common osseous site for metastatic disease. In the past, because of the overall limited survival, a simple palliative approach was advocated for the majority of those patients. However, with the on-going improvements in oncology patients are now living much longer, therefore there have been a paradigm shift towards more aggressive treatment regimes. For spinal metastases with epidural compression standard of care has become decompression and instrumentation of the affected level. Thereby minimal invasive surgery (MIS) is being successfully utilized in order to reduce operative morbidity, hospital stay and soft tissue trauma. Thereby postoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy can be initiated more rapidly.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

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