Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Posterior decompression alone should not be performed in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) except in the rare circumstances of isolated epidural tumour or neural arch metastases without bony instability.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Posterior decompression alone should not be performed in patients with metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) except in the rare circumstances of isolated epidural tumour or neural arch metastases without bony instability.
Interventions:
posterior decompression alone

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Metastatic spinal cord compression (CG75)
Published date:
November 2008
Paragraph number:
1.5.4.7
Page number:
23

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