Percutaneous vertebroplasty for acute vertebral body fracture and deformity in multiple myeloma: a short report

Br J Haematol. 2004 Feb;124(4):485-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2004.04809.x.


We describe seven patients with multiple myeloma who were treated for acute vertebral body fractures with percutaneous vertebroplasty to a total of 14 vertebrae. Six of the seven patients had at least a 50% decrease in their pain scores at 24 h following vertebroplasty. There were no procedure-related complications. These encouraging results prompt us to suggest further large-scale evaluation of this procedure in myeloma patients.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Back Pain / etiology
  • Bone Cements / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Fractures, Spontaneous / etiology
  • Fractures, Spontaneous / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Myeloma / complications*
  • Polymethacrylic Acids / therapeutic use
  • Spinal Curvatures / etiology
  • Spinal Curvatures / surgery
  • Spinal Fractures / etiology
  • Spinal Fractures / surgery*


  • Bone Cements
  • Polymethacrylic Acids
  • polymethacrylic acid