Rate of Unsuspected Malignancy in Patients With Vertebral Compression Fracture Undergoing Percutaneous Vertebroplasty.

STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To determine the malignancy rate and histology in bone biopsies obtained during PVP for VCF. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCF) affect approximately 20% of postmenopausal women and can lead to long-term disability. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a minimally… CONTINUE READING