The major complications of transpedicular vertebroplasty

Cosar M., Sasani M., Oktenoglu T., Kaner T., Ercelen O., Kose K. C., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY-SPINE, vol.11, no.5, pp.607-613, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3171/2009.4.spine08466
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.607-613
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Object. Vertebroplasty is a well-known technique used to treat pain associated with vertebral compression fractures. Despite a success rate of up to 90% in different series, the procedure is often associated with major complications such as cord and root compression, epidural and subdural hematomas (SDHs), and pulmonary emboli, as well as other minor complications. In this study, the authors discuss the major complications of transpedicular vertebroplasty and their clinical implications during the postoperative course.