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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics

From: Spinal bone metastases in gynecologic malignancies: a retrospective analysis of stability, prognostic factors and survival

   n %
Age (years)    
 Median (range) 58 (18–85)   
Karnofsky PS    
 60%   4 9
 70%   14 32
 80%   18 41
 90%   8 18
Primarius    
 Uterus   16 36
 Ovary   14 32
 Cervix   9 21
 Vulva   4 9
 Fallopian tube   1 2
Histology    
 Ovaries   14 32
  Endometrioid 5 36
  Mucinous 2 14
  Papillary serous 2 14
  Clear cell 5 36
 Fallopian tubes 1 2
  Adenocarcinoma 1 100
 Uterus 16 36
  Endometrioid 2 13
  Papillary serous 4 25
  Clear cell 3 18
  Leiomyosarcoma 7 44
 Cervix 9 21
  Squamous cell 9 100
 Vulva 4 9
  Squamous cell 4 100
Number of bone metastases   
 Mean (range) 2.1 (1–7)   
 Solitary   23 52
 Multiple   21 48
Spine involvment    
 Thoracic   15 34
 Lumbar   24 55
 Thoracic and lumbar 5 11
Distant metastases    
 Brain   15 44
 Lung   20 59
 Liver   10 29
 Skin   1 3
  1. Abbreviation: KPS Karnofsky performance status.