Clinical Advances in the Surgical Treatment of Spinal Tumors

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2024 | Viewed by 167

Special Issue Editors

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1. University Center for Orthopaedics, Trauma & Plastic Surgery, Dresden, Germany
2. University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Interests: musculoskeletal tumor; spinal tumor; spine trauma; general trauma surgery
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1. University Comprehensive Spine Center (UCSC), Dresden, Germany
2. University Center for Orthopaedics, Trauma & Plastic Surgery, Dresden, Germany
3. University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Interests: spinal tumor; spine trauma; degenerative spinal disease; spinal deformity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The treatment of spinal tumors (metastatic disease and primary tumors) is challenging for two reasons: the complex spinal anatomy with topographic vicinity of the essential neurovascular, visceral, and pulmonary structures and the obligatory interdisciplinary management that guide patients from their initial diagnosis through the course of the diseases.

Within these multidisciplinary algorithms, the surgical treatment is of central importance, as it is a key pillar involved in achieving sufficient local and systemic control, as well as improving overall survival and acceptable patients' quality of life. Therefore, a large portfolio of different individual surgical techniques is provided, being tailored to the underlying tumor biologies and the various stages involved in spinal malignancies. In this context, the aims of successful treatment include palliative pain reduction using minimal invasive fixation techniques by maintaining and restoring spinal stability, the application of 3D (CT/ MRI/ PET) datasets for intra- and postoperative 3D imaging, and navigation-assisted and stereotactic procedures used to carry out complex multisegmental extralesional en bloc resections and reconstructions in much rarer primary spinal tumors.

This Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine focuses on latest technical advances in surgical methods and resections for primary and secondary spinal tumors and summarizes the treatment-specific risk and complication profiles, as well as individual outcomes.

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schaser
Prof. Dr. Alexander Carl Disch
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  • spinal tumors
  • spinal sarcoma
  • spinal metastasis
  • 3D imaging and navigation
  • en bloc spondylectomy

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