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2020 Mar 10

Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol)

Vertebral Fractures Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Spine Oligometastases: A Multi-institutional Analysis of Patient Outcomes.


Abbouchie H, Chao M, Tacey M, Joon DL, Ho H, Guerrieri M, Ng M, Foroudi F
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2020 Mar 10.
PMID: 32169302.


Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a locally ablative therapy used for the treatment of patients with spine metastases. However, it is associated with higher rates of vertebral compression fractures (VCF) than conventionally fractionated palliative radiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of VCF following spine SBRT and to identify the risk factors associated with this outcome.