• Hervé Deramond
  • Claude Depriester
  • Jacques Chiras
  • Anne Cotten
  • Nathalie Boutry
  • Bernard Cortet


Osteolytic metastases and myeloma are the most frequent malignant destructive lesions involving the spine. Affected patients often experience severe back pain and disability related to the vertebral fractures induced by these destructive lesions. The aim of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) in these disease processes is to produce pain relief and reinforcement by the injection of acrylic cement. This treatment may be used adjunctively with radiation therapy and chemotherapy.


Multiple Myeloma Vertebral Body Spinal Cord Compression Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Axial Compute Tomography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hervé Deramond
  • Claude Depriester
  • Jacques Chiras
  • Anne Cotten
  • Nathalie Boutry
  • Bernard Cortet

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