Other complications associated with spinal stereotactic body radiation therapy

Simon S. Lo, Arjun Sahgal, Bin S. Teh, Peter C. Gerszten, Andrew E. Sloan, Eric L. Chang

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationSpinal Metastasis
PublisherFuture Medicine Ltd.
Pages167-183
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781780843902
ISBN (Print)9781780843926
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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