Originally described for the treatment of painful vertebral fractures related to vertebral body hemangiomas, percutaneous vertebroplasty has attracted increasing attention in the treatment of pathologic vertebral fractures related to osteoporosis, and various tumors of the spine.1,2 The aim of the treatment is two-fold: pain relief and prevention of further fracture and vertebral collapse.


Vertebral Body Arteriovenous Malformation Spinal Metastasis Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Anterior Spinal Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pearse Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

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