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Volume:36 Issue:1 Number:2 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12576
Ace Report Cover Spine

Minimal Access Surgery Reduces Blood Loss vs Open Surgery for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Minimal Access vs. Open Spine Surgery in Patients With Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression - A One-Center Randomized Controlled Trial

Anticancer Res. 2020 Oct;40(10):5673-5678.

Contributing Authors: SS Morgen LV Hansen T Karbo R Svardal-Stelmer M Gehrchen B Dahl

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Synopsis

Fifty patients with metastatic spinal cord compression were randomized to receive a minimal access decompression surgery or an open decompression surgery. The primary outcome of interest was blood loss. Additional outcomes of interest included operative time, incidence of complications, hemoglobin levels, and survival in days. Whilst peri-operative blood loss was statistically significantly lower ...

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