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Table 1 Baseline clinical characteristics and examination findings in patients with myeloma metastases in the vertebral column. N = 129

From: Oncological and functional results of the surgical treatment of vertebral metastases in patients with multiple myeloma”

Variables N (%)
Fracture 98 (76)
Multi level involvement 119 (92)
Vertebral body involvement 98 (76)
Spinal canal stenosis 54 (42)
Soft tissue mass 31 (24)
Orthopedic examination elements
Spinal axis disorder 68 (53)
Reflex scoliosis 61 (47)
Increased paraspinal muscle tension 94 (73)
Spinal pain on spinous processes 112 (87)
Pain on axial compression by pressing the head 86 (67)
Reduced mobility of the spine 114 (88)
Pain on movement 98 (76)
  1. Results are presented as a number with a percentage