Extreme Vertebroplasty: Techniques for Treating Difficult Lesions
For most patients, the standard techniques for performing percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) work very well. However, for patients with malignant disease causing severe cortical destruction, the usual techniques may be associated with a high incidence of cement extravasation and complications. Osteoporotic patients presenting with very severe vertebral body compression also represent a treatment challenge. Modification of the usual techniques may provide an alternative that allows better treatment for patients of both these types.
KeywordsVertebral Body Needle Placement Cement Leak Vertebral Body Height Cement Injection
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