Embolization of sacral tumors

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Schmidt, Meic H.
Other Author Gottfried, Oren N.; Stevens, Edwin A.
Title Embolization of sacral tumors
Date 2003
Description The management of sacral tumors is challenging because of difficulties in accessing the lesion, the high rate of local recurrence, extensive vascularity causing significant intraoperative blood loss, resistance to radiation therapy, and risk of malignant transformation. Although surgery is the main treatment for many sacral tumors, embolization is a valuable primary and adjunctive therapy. Patients with benign lesions, including aneurysmal bone cysts and giant cell tumors, have responded to embolization with resolution of their symptoms and with ossification of their lesions. Embolization is used as a primary therapy for metastatic lesions and results in neurological improvement, reduced tumor size, and decreased spinal canal compromise. It is also used as an adjuvant therapy to reduce intraoperative blood loss and to aid in the resection of benign, malignant, and metastatic sacral lesions. It is important to note that embolization techniques are a valuable resource in the treatment of sacral tumors, and, overall, embolization should always be considered in patients with sacral tumors.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
First Page 1
Last Page 4
Subject Sacral tumor
Subject LCSH Sacrum -- Tumors; Therapeutic embolization
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Gottfried, O. N., Schmidt, M. H., & Stevens, E. A. (2003). Embolization of sacral tumors. Neurosurgical Focus, 15(2), E4, 1-4.
Rights Management (c) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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