Minimally invasive vertebroplasty in the treatment of pain induced by spinal metastatic tumor

Y. Y. Tseng, S. T. Yang, P. H. Tu, T. C. Yang, Y. L. Lo

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Spinal metastatic tumor is a common problem and represents a challenging problem in oncology practice. Patients with osteolytic metastases often suffer from intractable local and/or radicular pain. Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive, radiologically guided procedure whereby bone cement is injected into structurally weakened vertebrae to provide immediate biomechanical stability. Vertebroplasty is also used to relieve pain by stabilizing metastatically compromised vertebrae that are at risk of pathological burst fracture. In this retrospective study, a total of 57 patients (78 vertebrae) with spinal metastatic tumor were treated with PMMA vertebroplasty. The mean value of the visual analogue scale (VAS) was 8.1 ± 0.67 preoperatively, and significantly decreased to 3.8 ± 1.9 (1-8, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
JournalMinimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Minimal invasive
  • Pain
  • PMMA
  • Spinal metastatic tumor
  • Spinal stability
  • Vertebroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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