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Table 1 Patients’ clinical data and tumor characteristics

From: Total en bloc spondylectomy combined with the satellite rod technique for spinal tumors

Parameters  
Age (years) 45.5 (23~73)
Gender (male/female) 7/8
Previous treatment (n)
 Surgery for primary tumor 5
 Chemotherapy 6
 Radiotherapy 2
 None 5
Primary tumors (n = 9)
 Giant cell tumors 4
 Plasmacytomas 2
 Aggressive hemangiomas 3
Metastatic tumors (n = 6)
 Lung 2
 Breast 1
 Liver 1
 Thyroid 1
 Prostate 1
Tumor location (n = 15)
 T1 1
 T3 1
 T8 1
 T9 1
 T11 2
 T12 5
 L1 4
Tomita’s classification (n = 15)
 II 4
 IV 7
 V 4
Revised Tokuhashi score for metastasis (n = 6)
 9~11 3
 12~15 3