Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Patients with spinal metastases without pain or instability should not be offered surgery with the intention of preventing metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) except as part of a randomised controlled trial.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Patients with spinal metastases without pain or instability should not be offered surgery with the intention of preventing metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) except as part of a randomised controlled trial.
Interventions:
surgery

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Metastatic spinal cord compression (CG75)
Published date:
November 2008
Paragraph number:
1.5.1.13
Page number:
19

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