Vertebroplasty

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Acute on chronic back pain. Previous spinal procedure.

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female
X-ray

High density material within the T8 vertebral body in keeping with cement.

Multiple thoracic vertebra superior endplate fractures, with a resultant kyphosis.

Osteopenic bones.

Case Discussion

Appearances in keeping with previous vertebroplasty procedure.

This is a spinal interventional procedure, usually deployed in vertebral fractures secondary to osteoporosis.

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Case information

rID: 26458
Case created: 22nd Dec 2013
Last edited: 2nd May 2017
Tag: spine
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