Paraplegia of spinal epidural compression by metastatic breast cancer and urgent radiotherapy - Timeliness for naught?

Federico L. Ampil, Roxana Baluna, Gary Burton, Anil Nanda

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Abstract

Four patients who became paraplegic because of spinal epidural compression by metastatic breast cancer were treated for palliation by external beam radiation. None of the four regained ambulation after therapy. Our findings place in question the urgent need for radiotherapy in these paralytic people with the disorder, especially when they are pain-free.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neuro-oncology
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 21 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Metastasis
  • Radiotherapy
  • Spinal cord

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