Vertebroplasty

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[edit] Discussion

  • Vertebroplasty is an imaging-guided procedure which entails percutaneous injection of surgical polymethylmethacrylate or cement into a diseased vertebra.
  • Used in the treatment of osteoporotic compression fractures, aggressive hemangiomas, vertebral multiple myeloma, and metastases.
  • Vertebroplasty provides pain relief and strengthening of the bone of vertebrae weakened by disease.

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Patient #1: Multiple myeloma: Multilevel vertebroplasty.

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