Current Treatment Options in Oncology

, Volume 10, Issue 1–2, 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

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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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

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