Prognostic value of serum alkaline phosphatase in spinal metastatic disease.

Affiliation

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. [Email]

Abstract

Determination of the appropriateness of invasive management in patients with spinal metastatic disease requires accurate pre-operative estimation of survival. The purpose of this study was to examine serum alkaline phosphatase as a prognostic marker in spinal metastatic disease.

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