Vertebroplasty and epiduroscopy as seen by interventional radiologist.
Cas Lek Cesk. 2018;157(four):203-207
Authors: Vymazal J, Okay?íž R
Two minimally-invasive strategies within the spinal area are launched: vertebroplasty and epiduroscopy. Vertebroplasty is generally used within the therapy of osteoporotic vertebral physique fractures, in addition to within the palliative therapy of spinal metastases or symptomatic hemangiomas. It’s normally carried out below fluoroscopic, and sometimes additionally CT management below analgesic sedation. If appropriately indicated an analgesic impact happens in roughly 90 % of sufferers. Epiduroscopy is a brand new approach, which is promising particularly in sufferers with failed again surgical procedure syndrome; sufferers with clinically-symptomatic fibrous adhesions, usually after repeated surgical procedure. If appropriately indicated a optimistic impact happens in roughly one third to 1 half of sufferers.
PMID: 30189744 [PubMed – in process]