A technique to circumvent subcutaneous cement tracts during percutaneous vertebroplasty

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Abstract

The deposition of a subcutaneous cement tract is a potential complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty. These tracts can be a source of pain and tenderness for the patient. We describe a case of symptomatic cement deposition within a needle tract in the subcutaneous tissues that required surgical removal, and we describe a technique to prevent this complication in a second patient, by using needle redirection to cut across the cement core.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1595-1596
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume25
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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