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Table 4 Comparison surgical approaches and mean survival time among modified Tokuhashi's groups.

From: Comparison of prognostic scores and surgical approaches to treat spinal metastatic tumors: A review of 57 cases

Modified Tokuhashi score Surgical approach Mean survival (months)
  Combined Anterolateal Posterior  
0–1 6 9 10 21.4 ± 10.7* §
2–4 0 6 25 11.4 ± 10.2* §
5–7 0 0 1 1
Patients (n) 6 15 36  
  1. *p < 0.05, combined vs. posterior approach (Fisher's exact test)
  2. §p < 0.05, posterior vs. anterolateral approach (Pearson's test)