The spinal cord is the most important organ at risk to consider for spinal stereotactic body radiation therapy because of the devastating consequences of radiation myelopathy. As such, Chapter 9 will discuss radiation myelopathy. This chapter will cover those major additional complications reported in the literature that include vertebral compression fracture, pain flare, esophageal toxicity and radiation-induced radiculo-pathy/plexopathy, and the ways to possibly minimize the risk of and manage these complications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Spinal Metastasis|
|Publisher||Future Medicine Ltd.|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2014|
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