Article Title: Percutaneous vertebroplasty as Treatment of Symptomatic Vertebral Hemangioma
Author: Jin Aun Tan*, Juzaily Fekry Leong, Kamalnizat Ibrahim, Azmi Baharudin, Mohd Hisam Muhamad Ariffin, Shaharuddin Abdul Rhani
Published Date: March 14, 2018
Vertebral hemangioma is a benign vascular lesion composing of new and malformed blood vessels, which occurs in the spine. These tumors are usually asymptomatic and are incidentally diagnosed during magnetic resonance imaging, performed for other purposes. However, patients may present with pain if there is neural arch expansion, vertebral body enlargement or direct compression to the spinal cord or nerve roots. A number of treatments such as radiotherapy and surgery are used in the treatment of symptomatic patients but both methods have been burdened by complications. Percutaneous verterbroplasty, a minimally invasive procedure, has emerged as a treatment of symptomatic vertebral hemangioma with satisfactory results and low complication rates. We present here a case of symptomatic vertebral hemangioma, which was treated with percutaneous vertebroplasty.