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When a patient with cancer develops metastatic lesions to the spine, this is generally considered a palliative stage of the disease, as cure is not considered to be a realistic outcome anymore. Metastatic lesions frequently cause back pain, pathologic fractures and spinal cord compression. Surgery can be carried out to improve survival, relieve pain, restore spinal stability, improve neurological deficits and improve quality of life. The aim of Nuno Paulino Pereira's research is to understand which variables are important in surgical decision-making for patients with spine metastatic disease.

Event details of Surgical decision-making in metastatic cancer of the spine
Date 13 November 2018
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

N.R. Paulino Pereira: Surgical Decision-Making for Spine Metastatic Disease.

Supervisor

Prof. C.N. van Dijk

Co-supervisor

Dr J.A.M. Bramer

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

Entrance

This event is open to the public.