Palliative surgical treatment of spinal metastases using posterolateral decompression with sole posterior instrumentation significantly improves intractable pain, decreases Frankel grades and ameliorates QOL

J. Walter, R. Reichart, A. Waschke, R. Kalff & C. Ewald
Objective: Purpose of this study is to evaluate the outcome of patients with spinal metastases, who were treated by posterolateral decompression and sole posterior instrumentation, in respect to their survival, neurological symptomatology, pain, ECOG grade and Tomita's prognostic score. Methods:[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]