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Treatment of metastatic spinal compression


 

Thanks to the ever increasing survival seen in patients with cancer, effective treatment of tumours that have spread to the brain or to the spine has now become vital and again it is well recognised that such tumours are best treated by neurosurgeons that specialise in the treatment of tumours.  All modalities of treatment ranging from a biopsy, open surgery to whole brain radiotherapy and Radiosurgery are considered.