Anesth Pain Med.  2014 Jul;9(3):165-169.

One-stage multi-level vertebroplasty for a patient with a rapidly deteriorating condition due to multiple vertebral compression fractures: A case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ingoo97@lycos.co.kr

Abstract

Vertebral compression fractures are the most prevalent complications of osteoporosis, with symptoms of low back pains. Basically, the vertebral compression fractures are regarded as a self-limiting disease, and thus, conservative treatment is enough for most cases, but nevertheless, they have the potential to cause significant rates of disability and morbidity. Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a widely used minimally invasive procedure, where the outcome is largely affected according to appropriate selections of patients and the time of the procedures. We hereby report a multi-level percutaneous vertebroplasty for a patient with multiple compression fractures which accompanies the Kummell's disease with rapidly deteriorating general condition despite his conservative treatments.

Keyword

Kummell's disease; Multilevel vertebroplasty; Vertebral compression fractures

MeSH Terms

Fractures, Compression*
Humans
Low Back Pain
Osteoporosis
Vertebroplasty*
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