Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression

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Abstract

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As a result of reading this article, physicians should be able to:

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1. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms, and imaging of metastatic epidural spinal cord compression to better diagnose patients.

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2. Discuss the prognosis of patients with metastatic epidural spinal cord compression to be able to determine the best treatment plan.

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3. Recall the treatment options for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression.

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4. List the indications for and describe the surgical techniques for surgical treatment of metastatic epidural spinal cord compression to be able to determine the best treatment option for each patient.

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