Prediction of Quality of Life and Survival After Surgery for Symptomatic Spinal Metastases: A Multicenter Cohort Study to Determine Suitability for Surgical Treatment
Choi, David × Fox, Zoe Albert, Todd Arts, Mark Balabaud, Laurent Bunger, Cody Buchowski, Jacob M Coppes, Maarten H Depreitere, Bart Fehlings, Michael G Harrop, James Kawahara, Norio Martin-Benlloch, Juan A Massicotte, Eric M Mazel, Christian Oner, Fetullah C Peul, Wilco Quraishi, Nasir Tokuhashi, Yasuaki Tomita, Katsuro Verlaan, Jorit Jan Wang, Michael Crockard, H Alan #
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Neurosurgery vol:77 issue:5
Surgery for symptomatic spinal metastases aims to improve quality of life, pain, function, and stability. Complications in the postoperative period are not uncommon; therefore, it is important to select appropriate patients who are likely to benefit the greatest from surgery. Previous studies have focused on predicting survival rather than quality of life after surgery.