replacement with an expandable cage for reconstruction after spinal tumor resection.
It is critical that the operator has access to high-quality imaging guidance so that key bony landmarks, such as the spinous process, pedicle, vertebral endplates, and posterior vertebral body
wall are clearly visible, even in very osteopenic patients.
Histologic evaluation of VP or KP treated vertebrae has revealed cement infiltration of vascular spaces throughout the vertebral body
and venous system.
Any painful lesion involving the vertebral body
can benefit from vertebroplasty.
The surgery restored a mean of 35% of the vertebral body
height that had been lost with fracture.
The patient underwent decompression of the right vertebral artery by removal of osteophytic ridging associated with the C1 vertebral body
Daffner et al (9) described 5 radiographic signs that are suggestive of instability: displacement of a vertebral body
by 2 mm, widening between the spinal laminae by 2 mm, abnormalities involving the facets, injury involving the posterior portion of the vertebral body
, and an increased interpediculate width of 2 mm.
No significant restoration of vertebral body
height was observed.
Currently vertebroplasty is used to treat symptomatic osteoporotic compression fractures, steroid-induced osteoporotic compression fractures, vertebral body
hemangiomas, and metastatic disease of the spine.
C Vertebral Augmentation System is used by physicians to create channels within the vertebral body
for bone cement delivery.
A corpectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing part of the vertebral body
usually as a way to decompress the spinal cord and nerves.
5) Involvement of a disc in conjunction with a vertebral body
is considered a strong pointer to an infective spondylitis (2) but has been shown with metastatic disease3 and other neoplasms.