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Rahul Rastogi, Trusharth Patel and Robert A. Swarm

in pain. Subsequently, vertebroplasty has been widely used in the management of pathologic vertebral compression fractures related to benign and malignant tumors, and osteoporosis. 9 Kyphoplasty was introduced in 1998 in an effort to limit

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Mohamad A. Hussein

Cotten A Boutry N . Percutaneous vertebroplasty in patients with osteolytic metastases or multiple myeloma . Rev Rhum Engl Ed 1997 ; 64 : 177 – 183 . 42. Dudeney S Lieberman IH Reinhardt MK . Kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteolytic

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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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Anthony Eidelman, Traci White and Robert A. Swarm

2005 ; 30 : 87 – 95 . 31. Jensen ME Kallmes DE . Percutaneous vertebroplasty in the treatment of malignant spine disease . Cancer J 2002 ; 8 : 194 – 206 . 32. Mathis JM Ortiz AO Zoarski GH . Vertebroplasty versus kyphoplasty

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

treatments for metastatic tumors of the spine . Neurosurg Clin N Am 2004 ; 15 : 459 – 465 . 101 Fourney D Schomer D Nader R . Percutaneous vertebroplasy and kyphoplasty for painful vertebral body fractures in cancer patients . J Neurosurg

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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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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

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Richard L. Theriault, J. Sybil Biermann, Elizabeth Brown, Adam Brufsky, Laurence Demers, Ravinder K. Grewal, Theresa Guise, Rebecca Jackson, Kevin McEnery, Donald Podoloff, Peter Ravdin, Charles L. Shapiro, Matthew Smith and Catherine H. Van Poznak

concern with this technique is preventing cement leakage. In the study by Weill et al., 104 2 of 18 patients had increasing pain related to cement leakage around the sacral nerve. Percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty describe the injection of

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Neil K. Taunk, Daniel E. Spratt, Mark Bilsky and Yoshiya Yamada

kyphoplasty, percutaneous screw stabilization, or surgery. 48 Other series report similar rates of VCF, ranging from 11% to 20%. 49 , 50 The authors' own data indicate radiologic VCF in up to 39% of patients, independent of histology. Symptoms primarily

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Dawn Goetz

treatment for progressive disease. The patient complained of significant upper back and neck pain, and MRIs of the spine showed spinal cord compression at T10-11. Kyphoplasty was performed on July 26, 2010. At that time, the patient's ECOG performance