Increasing number of people are suffering from a spine tumor. While primary tumors are rare conditions, metastatic lesions (a distant secondary tumor of a primary cancer) are more frequent due to the population aging and extended survival of cancer patients. These tumors can cause severe pain, neurological deficit and a significant decrease of quality of life. Due to the development of spine surgical techniques and also the modern radiotherapy, most of the spinal tumors can be succesfully treated providing a pain relief and improvement of the patient’s quality of life. The emergence of minimally invasive surgical techniques have widen the group of surgically manageable patients. Because of the severity of the disease and the complexity of the therapy, spine tumor surgeries can be performed effectively and safely only by experienced spine surgeons in spine tumor centers.
Primary spine tumors
These tumors are rare diseases where surgical treatment is often the only one therapeutic option.
Secondary spinal cancer is a frequent, painful and disabling condition, where surgery can improve the quality of life.
AOSpine KF on Tumors
World-wide leader group of international spine tumor experts – including Dr. Lazary – performs high quality research.
Primary tumors originating from the spine are very complex and challenging entities totreat. Due to their rarity, a multicenter collaborative network is essential to shepherd thebest research and contribute to the dissemination of the best evidence possible. Overthe...read more
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