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New York/Stuttgart –This first volume in the AOSpine Masters Series, recently published by Thieme, integrates the expertise of oncologists and radiology interventionalists with that of master spine surgeons, all of whom are actively involved in the care of patients with metastatic spine tumors. The book provides expert guidance to help clinicians make the right treatment decisions and provide the best care for their patients. Chapter topics range from evaluation and decision-making principles to a spectrum of non-operative and operative treatment options that have been rapidly evolving over the past decade.

“I am especially excited for young spine surgeons and for residents and fellows in training programs, because this textbook will enable them to learn about spine surgery in a unique way that will provide them with a better understanding of the current status of our knowledge of the spine.” – From the Foreword by Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

All neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuro-oncologists, and orthopedic oncologists specializing in spine, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent guide that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with metastatic spine tumors.

The AOSpine Masters Series, a copublication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care.

AOSpine Masters Series Volume 1: Metastatic Spinal Tumors
Thieme Publishers, New York, Stuttgart. 2014
128 pp, 23 illustrations
ISBN: 9781626230460
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781626230484


About the Author
Luiz Roberto Vialle, MD, PhD, is Professor of Orthopedics, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Parana State, Spine Unit, Curitiba, Brazil.
Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FACS, is Donlin M. Long Professor, Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, and Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Neurosurgical Spine Program; and Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Charles G. Fisher, MD, MHSc, FRCSC, is Professor and Head, Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Stefano Boriani, MD, Unit of Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna, Italy.


About Thieme
Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, Medlantis, Thieme E-Journals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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