A retrospective study of 709 patients with prostatic cancer was carried out. Twenty-two developed medullary cord compression (an incidence of 3%). All but two of the 22 patients were treated by radiation and 10 had additional hormonal treatment. Ten had some benefit from the treatment, but only 2 of 19 regained their ability to walk. The need for immediate diagnosis and treatment is stressed.
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1992|