The effect of pre-vertebroplasty tumor ablation using laser-induced thermotherapy on biomechanical stability and cement fill in the metastatic spine

@article{Ahn2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of pre-vertebroplasty tumor ablation using laser-induced thermotherapy on biomechanical stability and cement fill in the metastatic spine},
  author={Henry Ahn and Payam Mousavi and Lee C. L. Chin and Sandra Roth and Joel C. Finkelstein and Alex Vitken and Cari Whyne},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={1171-1178}
}
A biomechanical study comparing simulated lytic vertebral metastases treated with laser-induced thermotherapy (LITT) and vertebroplasty versus vertebroplasty alone. To investigate the effect of tumor ablation using LITT prior to vertebroplasty on biomechanical stability and cement fill patterns in a standardized model of spinal metastatic disease. Vertebroplasty in the metastatic spine is aimed at reducing pain, but is associated with risk of cement extravasation in up to 10%. Six pairs of… CONTINUE READING