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Rahul Rastogi, Trusharth Patel and Robert A. Swarm

fractures. Vertebroplasty was first reported by Galibert et al. 8 in 1987 for management of a pathologic C2 vertebral fracture caused by aggressive hemangioma. Methylmethacrylate cement was injected into the vertebral body, resulting in marked improvement

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Mohamad A. Hussein

angioma by percutaneous acrylic vertebroplasty] . Neurochirurgie 1987 ; 33 : 166 – 168 . 39. Jensen ME Evans AJ Mathis JM . Percutaneous polymethylmethacrylate vertebroplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral body compression

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Anthony Eidelman, Traci White and Robert A. Swarm

cancer pain . Pain Med 2004 ; 3 : 239 – 247 . 30. Burton AW Reddy SK Shah HN . Percutaneous vertebroplasty— a technique to treat refractory spinal pain in the setting of advanced metastatic cancer: a case series . J Pain Symptom Manage

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Ioannis D. Papanastassiou, Kamran Aghayev, James R. Berenson, Meic H. Schmidt and Frank D. Vrionis

indications, patient selection, preferred procedure (balloon kyphoplasty [BKP] vs. vertebroplasty [VP]), optimal intervention time, and alternatives. 1 Among patients with cancer with vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), many retrospective or singlearm

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, vertebroplasty, and pathologic vertebral compression fracture as alternatives. During his time in Beijing, Dr. Swarm also participated in the launching activity for the development of a region-specific, Chinese language version of the NCCN Guidelines for Adult

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Noopur S. Raje, Andrew J. Yee and G. David Roodman

Compression Fractures Painful vertebral compression fractures are a common source of morbidity in patients with MM. These fractures can be palliated through vertebroplasty (injection of methyl methacrylate or bone cement) and kyphoplasty (use of an

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Meic H. Schmidt, Paul Klimo Jr and Frank D. Vrionis

(Spine 1) 2003 ; 98 : 23 – 30 . 102 Hentschel SJ Burton AW Fourney DR . Percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty performed at a cancer center: refuting proposed contraindications . J Neurosurg Spine 2005 ; 2 : 436 – 440 . 103

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Somasundaram Subramaniam, Jason A. Zell and Pamela L. Kunz

temozolomide in hopes of achieving tumor regression. He also received zoledronic acid for prophylaxis of skeletal events. He developed back pain, for which he had radiation therapy and vertebroplasty to the T12 vertebral body. He had stable disease through 7

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Julie R. Gralow, J. Sybil Biermann, Azeez Farooki, Monica N. Fornier, Robert F. Gagel, Rashmi Kumar, Georgia Litsas, Rana McKay, Donald A. Podoloff, Sandy Srinivas and Catherine H. Van Poznak

with numerous cancer-related comorbidities. A variety of minimally invasive techniques are available, including radiofrequency ablation (RFA); percutaneous osteoplasty, also referred to as cementoplasty; percutaneous vertebroplasty; and kyphoplasty

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Robert A. Swarm, Amy Pickar Abernethy, Doralina L. Anghelescu, Costantino Benedetti, Sorin Buga, Charles Cleeland, Oscar A. deLeon-Casasola, June G. Eilers, Betty Ferrell, Mark Green, Nora A. Janjan, Mihir M. Kamdar, Michael H. Levy, Maureen Lynch, Rachel M. McDowell, Natalie Moryl, Suzanne A. Nesbit, Judith A. Paice, Michael W. Rabow, Karen L. Syrjala, Susan G. Urba, Sharon M. Weinstein, Mary Dwyer and Rashmi Kumar

situations, surgery (eg, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty) provides a greater likelihood of return to ambulatory status than radiation alone. Identification of patients who have impending fractures and are referred to an orthopedic specialist for stabilization