Post-laminectomy long-term survival of a patient with spinal cord compression secondary to metastatic prostate cancer

Seiichi Saito, Senji Hoshi, Kiyohide Sakai, Yutaka Chiba, Hideo Saito, Masahito Hatori, Mareyuki Endoh, Yoichi Arai

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Abstract

Spinal cord compression is a skeletal-related event in advanced malignancies and is associated with serious morbidity and poor prognosis. Despite the palliative nature of laminectomy treatment, it is important to prevent neurological deficits and relieve pain as a means to improve quality of life. Here we report on a prostate cancer patient with spinal cord compression who became ambulant from paraparesis after he underwent a decompression laminectomy; he survived for 9.5 years with good quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-522
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Oncology
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec

Keywords

  • Laminectomy
  • Long-term survival
  • Prostate cancer stage D2
  • Quality of life
  • Spinal cord compression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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