Percutaneous vertebroplasty: technique and results in 192 procedures.

  title={Percutaneous vertebroplasty: technique and results in 192 procedures.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Enrique Cohen and P Lylyk and Rosana Ceratto and Leonid Kaplan and Felix Umanskyt and John Moshe Gomori},
  journal={Neurological research},
  volume={26 1},
Percutaneous vertebroplasty with acrylic cement (usually polymethylmethacrylate) consists of injecting cement into vertebral bodies weakened by osseous lesions. The objective of this procedure is to obtain an analgesic effect by mechanical stabilization in destructive lesions of the spine. The three major indications are aggressive vertebral hemangiomas, severe or refractory pain related to osteoporotic vertebral fractures, and malignant vertebral tumors. Complications are infrequent, but occur… CONTINUE READING
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