Minimal Access Surgery Reduces Blood Loss vs Open Surgery for Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression
Minimal Access vs. Open Spine Surgery in Patients With Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression - A One-Center Randomized Controlled TrialAnticancer Res. 2020 Oct;40(10):5673-5678.
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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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