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Vertebral compression fracture

Risk factors

Treatment

In the majority of cases, the method of treatment is percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) or kyphoplasty (PK).

The transpedicular approach in percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a well-established approach for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs).

VCFs harbored 1.11% of unexpected malignancy. During the vertebroplasty, concomitant transpedicular vertebral biopsy is a safe and useful procedure for distinguishing non-malignant from malignant compression fractures, especially in diagnosing unsuspected malignancy 1).

Vertebroplasty for medically refractory vertebral compression fractures (VCF) may offer sustained improvement in pain and function. The procedure is associated with low morbidity and mortality 2).

1)
Chou KN, Lin BJ, Chien LY, Tsai WC, Ma HI, Hueng DY. Simple transpedicular vertebral biopsy for diagnosis of malignancy in vertebral compression fracture. Neurol India. 2013 Nov-Dec;61(6):587-92. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.125249. PubMed PMID: 24441324.
2)
Mukherjee S, Yeh J, Ellamushi H. Pain and functional outcomes following vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures - A tertiary centre experience. Br J Neurosurg. 2015 Oct 20:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26485360.
vertebral_compression_fracture.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/07 10:04 by administrador