Complications arising from the compression of neural or vascular structures by solid tumors or their direct infiltration of such structures
Spinal cord compression:
Affects over 20,000...
History of malignancy
Back or neck pain:
Worse with rest
Most commonly affects the thoracic spine
Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to an improved outcome.
Level of neurologic dysfunction on presentation is a key factor in the prognosis for spinal cor...
Admission is advisable for all patients presenting with a tumor compression syndrome.
Transfer to a center with neurosurgical capabilities may be needed for patie...
Average life expectancy among patients who present with malignancy-associated SVC syndrome is ∼6 mo.
Presentations may be subtle and compression syndromes should always be considere...
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Graham PH, Capp A, Delaney G, et al. A pilot randomized comparison of ...
239.9 Neoplasm of unspecified nature, site unspecified
336.9 Unspecified disease of spinal cord
459.2 Compression of vein
D49.9 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of unspecified site
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