THE PRIORITY OF VERTEBROPLASTY FOR TREATMENT OF SYMPTOMATIC VERTEBRAL HEMANGIOMAS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 1854-1859
AbstractAbstract: Objective. To analyze results of surgery for symptomatic and aggressive
vertebral hemangiom, which is rare in clinical practice.
Material and Methods. The study included 82 patients having symptomatic vertebral
hemangiom with local pain syndrome as a main clinical manifistation. Diagnosis of
vertebral hemangioma was confirmed by neurovisualization findings in all cases. Patients
were operated on by use of percutaneous unilateral transpedicular vertebroplasty.
Results. All patients had a regression of pain syndrome, increase in physical activity,
and return to their usual mode of life after surgery. In 45 patients pain was arrested at the
first day after operation, and in 37 patients — in five days. The follow-up period after
percutaneous vertebroplasty was 6 to 12 months.
Conclusion. Percutaneous vertebroplasty when correctly indicated and perfectly
performed is effective and minimally invasive method of treatment for symptomatic and
aggressive vertebral hemangioma.
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