Histological evaluation of bone biopsy results during PVP or PKP of vertebral compression fractures.

@article{Zhang2013HistologicalEO,
  title={Histological evaluation of bone biopsy results during PVP or PKP of vertebral compression fractures.},
  author={Lei Zhang and Jigang Li and Huilin Yang and Zong-Ping Luo and Jun Zou},
  journal={Oncology letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={135-138}
}
Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) or percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is utilized for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). The present study was conducted to evaluate biopsy results obtained from VCFs during PVP or PKP. Between January 2003 and December 2011, 692 vertebral body biopsies were obtained from 546 patients (442 females and 104 males; mean age, 72.3 years), who underwent PVP or PKP for treatment of VCFs. A history of malignancy was identified in 44 patients… CONTINUE READING
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