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Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in spinal metastasis pain 

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in spinal metastasis pain
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Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in spinal metastasis pain
Author(s):

Kumar S. V. Das

and Shubhabrata Biswas

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199661626.003.0015
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date: 20 June 2019

Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive vertebral augmentation procedure in which bone cement, usually polymethylmethacrylate, is injected under radiological guidance. The aim is to provide pain relief and stabilization to a vertebra which is partially collapsed or at the risk of collapse. This chapter covers various indications and technical aspects of this technique with particular relevance to cancer pain.

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