Current Treatment Options in Oncology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 107–125

Multidisciplinary Management of Primary Tumors of the Vertebral Column

  • Wesley Hsu
  • Thomas A. Kosztowski
  • Hasan A. Zaidi
  • Michael Dorsi
  • Ziya L. Gokaslan
  • Jean-Paul Wolinsky
Bone Cancer

DOI: 10.1007/s11864-009-0102-8

Cite this article as:
Hsu, W., Kosztowski, T.A., Zaidi, H.A. et al. Curr. Treat. Options in Oncol. (2009) 10: 107. doi:10.1007/s11864-009-0102-8

Opinion statement

Primary spinal neoplasms are rare tumors that can lead to significant morbidity secondary to local bone destruction and invasion into adjacent neurological and vascular structures. These tumors represent a clinical challenge to even the most experienced physicians and require a multidisciplinary approach to ensure optimal patient outcomes. This review will discuss the most common primary bone tumors and focus on recent surgical, medical, and radiation treatment advances.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wesley Hsu
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Kosztowski
    • 1
  • Hasan A. Zaidi
    • 1
  • Michael Dorsi
    • 1
  • Ziya L. Gokaslan
    • 1
  • Jean-Paul Wolinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.*Department of NeurosurgeryThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA