The effect of emergency spinal cord decompression on early outcome in patients with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression (MESCC)

Christian T. Ulrich, Lutz M. Weise, Gerhard Marquardt, Volker Seifert & Matthias Setzer
Objective: In the setting of MESCC laminectomy alone compared with radiation therapy has no additional benefit. Therefore, more aggressive circumferential decompression and complex spine reconstructions have been proposed. These surgeries are time consuming and can usually not be done in an emergency[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]