Kypho-IORT, a modern combined approach in the framework for spinal metastasesWebinar recorded during ZEISS Spine Week 2021
Frederic Bludau, MD
Executive Consultant, Head of Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Center, University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany
Kypho-IORT, a modern combined approach in the framework for spinal metastases
Improved oncological therapy not only leads to a significantly improved survival time, but also to an increase in osseous metastases in tumor patients.
The spine is the most frequent location of bone metastases. Vertebral metastases in patients with progressive visceral disease may results in instability, pain, and neurological deficits, and represent a common therapeutic dilemma.
Interdisciplinary tumor management of the spine has so far included stabilization and subsequent tumor radiation. Reducing treatment severity and morbidity are important target parameters for palliative patients, as it is observing and maintaining patient self-sufficiency. The combination of kyphoplasty and intraoperative radiotherapy is a safe treatment option immediately providing sustained pain relief with excellent local control rates in patients with painful vertebral metastases.