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Benign and Malignant Primary Spinal Tumors

  • Brett Cox
  • Iris C. Gibbs
  • Yoshiya Yamada
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is increasingly being used in the definitive treatment of patients with primary spine tumors. SBRT-based regimens are used to treat unresectable primary spine tumors and are administered as a neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment in those receiving definitive surgery. SBRT-based treatments optimize structural, mechanical, and functional outcomes and are emerging as the radiation treatment of choice for several primary tumors of the spine.

Keywords

Clinical Target Volume Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Gross Tumor Volume Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Spine Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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