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Use of C2 vertebroplasty and stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of lytic metastasis of the odontoid process

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Hribar, CA; Bhowmick, DA
Published in: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
July 1, 2017

Improvements in cancer therapy have led to increased patient survival times in spite of metastatic spinal disease in many forms of cancer. Conventional treatment methods often employ radiotherapy with or without surgery depending on the neurological status, mechanical instability, and the extent of tumor. Percutaneous vertebroplasty as well as stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) have arisen as common modalities of treatment of spinal metastasis in which neurological compromise or spinal instability and deformity is not of significant concern. These treatments, when used in combination, have been shown to provide early pain relief and effective tumor control while avoiding surgical resection, fixation, and lengthy recovery times. We present a case unique in the literature for the use of this combination treatment for tumors of the C2 vertebral body. While limited in application to patients without overt atlantoaxial instability or significant spinal canal compromise, we believe it provides a significant benefit in decreasing morbidity and improving early adherence to systemic therapy.

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Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

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0976-9285

ISSN

0974-8237

Publication Date

July 1, 2017

Volume

8

Issue

3

Start / End Page

285 / 287

Related Subject Headings

  • 1109 Neurosciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Hribar, C. A., & Bhowmick, D. A. (2017). Use of C2 vertebroplasty and stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of lytic metastasis of the odontoid process. Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine, 8(3), 285–287. https://doi.org/10.4103/jcvjs.JCVJS_63_17
Hribar, C. A., and D. A. Bhowmick. “Use of C2 vertebroplasty and stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of lytic metastasis of the odontoid process.” Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine 8, no. 3 (July 1, 2017): 285–87. https://doi.org/10.4103/jcvjs.JCVJS_63_17.
Hribar CA, Bhowmick DA. Use of C2 vertebroplasty and stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of lytic metastasis of the odontoid process. Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine. 2017 Jul 1;8(3):285–7.
Hribar, C. A., and D. A. Bhowmick. “Use of C2 vertebroplasty and stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of lytic metastasis of the odontoid process.” Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine, vol. 8, no. 3, July 2017, pp. 285–87. Scopus, doi:10.4103/jcvjs.JCVJS_63_17.
Hribar CA, Bhowmick DA. Use of C2 vertebroplasty and stereotactic radiosurgery for treatment of lytic metastasis of the odontoid process. Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine. 2017 Jul 1;8(3):285–287.

Published In

Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine

DOI

EISSN

0976-9285

ISSN

0974-8237

Publication Date

July 1, 2017

Volume

8

Issue

3

Start / End Page

285 / 287

Related Subject Headings

  • 1109 Neurosciences
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences