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Results of percutaneous cervical vertebroplasty using an anterolateral approach for cervical spine tumors


Department of Neurosurgery, Health Sciences University, Ümraniye Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Clinic of Neurosurgery, Sivas State Hospital, Sivas, Turkey


Department of Neurosurgery, VM Medical Park Maltepe Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Neurosurgery, İstanbul Brain and Spine Center, İstanbul, Turkey

AOTT 2022; 56: 268-271
DOI: 10.5152/j.aott.2022.22035
Read: 300 Downloads: 111 Published: 11 August 2022

Objective: The aim of this study was to report the results of percutaneous vertebroplasty in managing symptomatic osteolytic cervical spine tumors.

Methods: This study comprised a retrospective examination of patients who received percutaneous vertebroplasty between 2008 and 2020 for the treatment of tumor-induced symptomatic cervical vertebra involvement. The study summarized the demographics, vertebral levels, pain control rates, clinical results, and complications of percutaneous vertebroplasty using an anterolateral approach.

Results: The study sample consisted of 6 female and 2 male patients aged between 20 and 56 (mean=41.37) years. Tumors were located at C2 in 6 cases, at C3 in 1 case, and at C5 in another. The mean volume of poly (methyl methacrylate) injected was 1.5 mL (range: 1-2 mL). Biopsy results showed the presence of metastasis in 5 cases and plasmacytoma in 3. No postoperative complications or mortality were observed after the procedure. Preoperative mean 7.75 visual analog scale score decreased to 2.62. Pain control was reported to be 66.2%.

Conclusion: Anterolateral cervical vertebroplasty seems to be a safe, effective, and helpful therapeutic alternative for the treatment of cervical spine tumors. It reduces the risk of infection compared to the transoral method.

Level of Evidence: Level IV, Therapeutic Study

Cite this article as: Ramazanoğlu AF, Sarıkaya C, Etli MU, Yaltırık CK, Önen MR, Naderi S. Results of percutaneous cervical vertebroplasty using an anterolateral approach for cervical spine tumors. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2022;56(4):268-271.

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