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INTRODUCTION Vertebral destruction secondary to multiple myeloma is a significant clinical issue, and controversy still exists over how many levels should undergo kyphoplasty in multiple myeloma. In addition, in vertebrae that have lost wall integrity, cement extravasation remains an important consideration and is relatively contraindicated. METHODS(More)
This study explored the feasibility and clinical outcome of kyphoplasty for the treatment of painful osteoporotic thoracolumbar burst fractures without neurological deficit. A total of 25 consecutive patients with painful type-A3 amyelic thoracolumbar fractures without neurological deficit were treated by kyphoplasty. Pain was measured using the(More)
We retrospectively studied patients who underwent posterior pedicle screw instrumentation for thoracolumbar fractures to explore the relationship between correction loss after the operation and clinical outcome. The study included 52 patients, with a minimum postoperative follow-up of 7 years (mean of 9.8 years). From the analysis of radiological and(More)
BACKGROUND Vertebral compression fractures are a common clinical manifestation of osteoporosis. The introduction of kyphoplasty has allowed minimally invasive treatment of these fractures. However, in patients with loss of vertebral wall integrity, balloon kyphoplasty is contraindicated due to the possibility of extruding wall fragments into the canal and(More)
It was with great interest that we read the article by Lim et al, “Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures in a Cancer Patient with Neurological Deficits and Anterior Vertebral Wall Destruction,” published in the 2011 November/December issue of Pain Physician (1). This is a well-prepared case report which introduces a new cement(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively assess the optimal operating time for kyphoplasty as far as the cement leakage during kyphoplasty is concerned. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and six patients with a total of 117 osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) were enrolled in our study. According to the time of kyphoplasty, they were divided into two(More)
Nineteen patients with post-traumatic osteoporotic vertebral osteonecrosis were treated using percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty. The anterior and middle vertebral heights, as well as the kyphotic angle, were measured using a standing lateral radiograph before surgery, 2 days after surgery and at the final follow-up. At the same time points, a visual analog(More)
The peripheral cortex of a vertebral body affected by Kümmell's disease is not always intact, resulting in high risk for cement leakage. This study used modified techniques to avoid cement extravasation and dislodgment and investigated the feasibility and efficacy of kyphoplasty for treatment of Kümmell's disease. Between May 2006 and May 2008, 21(More)
Tumor bed (TB) change is often seen during the whole breast irradiation (WBI) in early breast cancer patients. The aims of this study were to evaluate change in seroma volume on repeat CTs and to explore whether replanning is necessary in breast conserving radiotherapy (RT) using the intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with simultaneous integrated boost(More)
The aim of this study was to measure changes in the cross-sectional area of the spinal canal and the area of the intervertebral foramen for each pedicle segment before and after the pedicle extension using computer-simulated transpedicular osteotomy to provide a theoretical basis for clinical decompression in the lumbar spinal canal. Using spiral CT(More)