As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:
• Appropriately work up a patient with a new lesion found in the spine.
• Recognize and address spinal deformity as part of both indications and treatment for patients with spinal tumors.
• Discuss the NOMS algorithm and SINS system as they apply to patients with metastatic disease of the spine.
• Identify common errors made in working up patients with primary tumors of the spine.