Spinal tumor

The recommendations were developed by members of the Development Recommendations Group representing seven stakeholder scientific societies and organizations of specialists involved in various forms of care for patients with spinal tumours in Poland. The recommendations are based on data yielded from systematic reviews of the literature identified through electronic database searches. The strength of the recommendations was graded according to the North American Spine Society's grades of recommendation for summaries or reviews of studies.

Results: The recommendation group developed 89 level A-C recommendations and a supplementary list of institutions able to manage primary malignant spinal tumours, namely, spinal sarcomas, at the expert level. This list, further called an appendix, helps clinicians who encounter spinal tumours refer patients with suspected spinal sarcoma or chordoma for pathological diagnosis, surgery and radiosurgery. The list constitutes a basis of the network of expertise for the management of primary malignant spinal tumours and should be understood as a communication network of specialists involved in the care of primary spinal malignancies.

Conclusion: The developed recommendations together with the national network of expertise should optimize the management of patients with spinal tumours, especially rare malignancies, and optimize their referral and allocation within the Polish national health service system 1).

Maciejczak A, Gasik R, Kotrych D, Rutkowski P, Antoniak K, Derenda M, Dobiecki K, Górski R, Grzelak L, Guzik G, Harat M, Janusz W, Jarmużek P, Łątka D, Maciejczyk A, Mandat T, Potaczek T, Rocławski M, Trembecki Ł, Załuski R. Spinal tumours: recommendations of the Polish Society of Spine Surgery, the Polish Society of Oncology, the Polish Society of Neurosurgeons, the Polish Society of Oncologic Surgery, the Polish Society of Oncologic Radiotherapy, and the Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Eur Spine J. 2023 Feb 28. doi: 10.1007/s00586-023-07546-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36854861.
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