Special Issue "Improving Safety and Reducing Complications in Spinal Tumors Treatments"

A special issue of Current Oncology (ISSN 1718-7729).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Giovanni Barbanti Brodano
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Guest Editor
IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: Surgical complications; Safety in spinal surgery; Spinal bone tumours; Degenerative spine disease; Spine deformity
Dr. Giuseppe Tedesco
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Guest Editor
IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: Surgical complications; Checklists; Spinal bone tumours; Degenerative spine disease; Spine deformity
Dr. Marco Girolami
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Guest Editor
IRCCS Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: Surgical complications; Checklists; Spinal bone tumours; Degenerative spine disease; Spine deformity
Prof. Dr. Jorrit Jan Verlaan
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Guest Editor
University Medical Center Utrecht, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: spinal metastases; radiation therapy; bone tumor management
Dr. Lorin M. Benneker
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Guest Editor
Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Department, Sonnenhofspital, 3006 Bern, Switzerland
Interests: Surgical complications; Safety in spinal surgery, Spinal diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Surgical treatment is a challenging option both for primary bone tumors of the spine and for spinal metastases.

Primary bone tumors of the spine are rare entities whose treatment algorithms are filled with nuances that are evolving constantly. For most malignant spinal bone tumors, surgery remains the cornerstone of treatment. Respecting oncologic principles has been associated with improved survival and decreased local recurrence in multiple settings. However, even in experienced centers, these surgeries carry a significant risk of adverse events and possible long-term neurologic impairment. The morbidity associated with these procedures and the challenges of local recurrence have encouraged the exploration of alternatives or adjuncts to surgical treatment.

The incidence of metastatic spinal disease is increasing as systemic treatment options are improving and concurrently increasing the life expectancy of patients, and the interventions are becoming increasingly complex. Treatment decisions are also complicated by the increasing development of new surgical techniques, and complications related to surgical treatment are also increasing.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect and analyze the complications associated with the surgical treatment of spinal bone tumors and to highlight the possible actions and therapeutic alternatives aimed at reducing the impact of complications and increasing patient safety.

Dr. Giovanni Barbanti Brodano
Dr. Giuseppe Tedesco
Dr. Marco Girolami
Prof. Dr. Jorrit Jan Verlaan
Dr. Lorin M. Benneker
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Current Oncology is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • primary tumors of the spine
  • spinal metastasis
  • surgical treatment
  • surgical complications
  • patient safety
  • therapeutic choice
  • checklist
  • guideline

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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