PhD Nuno Paulino Pereira
In the 1980’s, surgeons started operating on patients with spine lesions due to metastases from solid tumors (e.g. lung cancer). Surgical techniques improved as such, that it has become standard care to surgically stabilize these lesions, and remove tumor load as far as possible. During this PhD we will investigate several aspects around these surgeries:
- What is the expected postoperative survival?
- What patients are more at risk for postoperative complications?
- Should we transfuse allogeneic blood during surgery?
- What questionnaires should we use to measure outcomes in these patients?
- Does patient satisfaction improve after surgery?