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C-0444 - Utility of the vesselplasty as a technique of vertebral cementation.

A. Navarro Baño1, D. Paez2, M. Espinosa de Rueda Ruiz2, B. García-Villalba Navaridas3, J. Zamarro Parra4, A. Moreno Dieguez1, S. Ibáñez Caturla2, J. Martínez Martínez2, E. Lopez Banet5; 1 Murcia, España/ES 2 Murcia/ES 3 murcia/ES 4 El Palmar Murcia/ES 5 MURCIA/ES Type: Educational Exhibit
Area of Interest: Neuroradiology spine
Imaging Technique: Percutaneous
Procedure: Vertebroplasty
Special Focus: Demineralisation-Bone
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Learning objectives: To know the minimally invasive percutaneous procedures that exist to treat the vertebral pain resistant to medical treatment (vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, vesselplasty). To know the indications of these percutaneous treatments.   A retrospective review will be done to the patients treated wit[...]

Background: Several techniques of vertebral cementation are used in Interventional Neuroradiology to treat the provoked pain by vertebral fractures, mostly caused by osteoporosis, although they can be produced by metastasis, myeloma or traumatisms. Osteoporotic fractures mainly affect older people, above all po[...]

Findings and procedure details: A retrospective review of the patients treated with percutaneous vesselplasty in our hospital for the last seven years is done, having in mind many factors: age, gender, affected vertebral level, etc. 212 women and 99 men with a total of 382 vertebral fractures were treated, between 36 and 88 year[...]

Conclusion: Vesselplasty is a technique of a safe and effective vertebral cementation for the treatment of pain provoked by vertebral fractures, secondary to different pathologic entities, independently of the age. In our experience, vesselplasty is an optimal modality of intervention which provides an excele[...]

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References: Flors L, Lonjedo E, Leiva-Salinas C, et al.; Vesselplasty: a new technical approach to treat symptomatic vertebral compression fractures. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2009; 193(1):218-26. Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, Lordoplasty, Expandable Devies and Current Treatment of Painful Osteoporotic Vertebral Fract[...]

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