Risk of fracture after single fraction image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy to spinal metastases Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Neoplasms

abstract

  • Vertebral fracture is common after single fraction IG-IMRT for metastatic spine lesions. Lytic disease involving more than 40% of the vertebral body and location at or below T10 confer a high risk of fracture, the presence of which yields significantly poorer clinical outcomes. These results may help clinicians identify high-risk patients who would benefit from prophylactic vertebro- or kyphoplasty.

publication date

  • October 20, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3664037

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2008.19.3508

PubMed ID

  • 19738130

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 5075

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 27

number

  • 30