The major complications of transpedicular vertebroplasty

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coşar m., Sasani M., Öktenoğlu T., KANER T., erçelen ö., Köse K., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, cilt.11, ss.607-613, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3171/2009.4.spine08466
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.607-613


Object. Vertebroplasty is a well-known technique used to treat pain associated with vertebral compression fractures. Despite a success rate of up to 90% in different series, the procedure is often associated with major complications such as cord and root compression, epidural and subdural hematomas (SDHs), and pulmonary emboli, as well as other minor complications. In this study, the authors discuss the major complications of transpedicular vertebroplasty and their clinical implications during the postoperative course.