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International Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume 2011, Article ID 239230, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/239230
Clinical Study

Minimally Invasive Posterior Stabilization Improved Ambulation and Pain Scores in Patients with Plasmacytomas and/or Metastases of the Spine

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Yawkey 3, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
2Department of Oncologic Surgery, Rizzoli Institute, 40136 Bologna, Italy
3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ospedale Maggiore, 40136 Bologna, Italy
4Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Spine Surgery, Ospedale Maggiore AUSL, 40136 Bologna, Italy

Received 18 November 2010; Accepted 5 June 2011

Academic Editor: Rudolf Beisse

Copyright © 2011 Joseph H. Schwab et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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