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Vertebral body stent augmentation to reconstruct the anterior column in neoplastic extreme osteolysis
  1. Alessandro Cianfoni1,2,
  2. Daniela Distefano1,
  3. Emanuele Pravatà1,
  4. Vittoria Espeli3,
  5. Gianfranco Pesce3,
  6. Pasquale Mordasini2,
  7. Luigi La Barbera4,
  8. Pietro Scarone5,
  9. Giuseppe Bonaldi6
  1. 1 Department of Neuroradiology, Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
  2. 2 Department of Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Inselspital, University Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  3. 3 Department of Neuro-oncology, Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, Ospedale Regionale di Bellinzona e Valli, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  4. 4 Laboratory of Biological Structure Mechanics, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta", Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
  5. 5 Department of Neurosurgery, Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
  6. 6 Department of Neuroradiology, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniela Distefano, Department of Neuroradiology, Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, 6900, Lugano, Switzerland; daniela.distefano{at}eoc.ch

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the presented work by substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work and drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content and final approval of the version to be published and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Ethics committee of Canton Ticino.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Correction notice Since this paper was first published figures 2 and 3 have been switched. The legend of figure 3 has also been updated.

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the presented work by substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work and drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content and final approval of the version to be published and agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Ethics committee of Canton Ticino.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Correction notice Since this paper was first published figures 2 and 3 have been switched. The legend of figure 3 has also been updated.

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