Vertebral hemangioma: retrograde embolization-stabilization with methyl methacrylate

Surg Neurol. 1987 May;27(5):481-6. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(87)90258-8.

Abstract

A new method, intraoperative retrograde embolization with a methyl methacrylate polymer injected into a vertebral hemangioma, is described. This method achieves complete intraoperative hemostasis and postoperative stabilization. No further stabilization procedures and radiation therapy are necessary. Preoperative selective angiography with embolization and consecutive laminectomy are required for this method.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiography
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Hemangioma / blood supply
  • Hemangioma / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemangioma / surgery*
  • Hemostasis, Surgical
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy
  • Male
  • Methylmethacrylate
  • Methylmethacrylates
  • Spinal Cord Compression / surgery
  • Spinal Neoplasms / blood supply
  • Spinal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Thoracic Vertebrae / blood supply
  • Thoracic Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Thoracic Vertebrae / surgery*

Substances

  • Methylmethacrylates
  • Methylmethacrylate