Surgical treatment of solitary plasmocytoma of the spine: case series.


Journal Article

The mean survival of patients with skeletal solitary plasmocytoma is 75% at 5-year follow-up. This highly osteolytic tumor may compromise spinal stability. Radiotherapy is effective in local control of the disease, however, it is not effective in restoring spinal stability. Fracture risk and progressive vertebral collapse persist. For this reason, we must consider the need to establish the probability of progressive vertebral collapse, based on the degree of involvement of the vertebral body at the time of diagnosis. We used parameters described by Taneishi and Kaneda, as well as those of Heller and Boden to predict progressive vertebral collapse. Three cases are presented and their treatment is described.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mendoza, S; Urrutia, J; Fuentes, D

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 /

Start / End Page

  • 86 - 94

PubMed ID

  • 15296213

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15296213

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1541-5457


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States