Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2009 , Vol 19 , Num 3
Cervical Vertebroplasty
S.B. Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt E.A. Hastanesi, II Nöroşirürji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye OBJECTIVE: Vertebroplasty is a polymethylmetacrilate injection to a lesioned vertebral body via percutaneously under fluroscopy. Primary objectives of the procedure are to strengthen the vertebral body and to provide pain control. It can be performed for cervical vertebrae in some pathologies as osteoporotic vertebral fractures, Multiple Myelomas, hemangiomas or osteolytic metastases, it can be performed for thoracal or lumbar area as well.

METHOD: The procedure is performed via anterolaterally in lower cervical area. In upper cervical area, transoral or oblique anterolateral routes are more suitable. Cement leakage and spinal cord lesions due to this, pulmoner embolia and infections are the complications of the procedure and are seen infrequently.

CONCLUSION: It can be one of the most appropriate method for cervical region as the procedure can be performed percutaneously, leads obtaining samples for biopsy during the application of the technique and provides pain control. Anahtar Kelimeler : Cervical spine, PMMA, Vertebral fracture, Vertebroplasty