Percutaneous vertebroplasty with acrylic cement in the treatment of a Langerhans cell vertebral histiocytosis

Clin Rheumatol. 1994 Sep;13(3):518-21. doi: 10.1007/BF02242955.


A 25-year-old man developed multiple eosinophilic granuloma of bone including vertebral and sacral localization. Radiotherapy was initially administered. One year later, a relapse occurred in another vertebrae which was previously irradiated. Percutaneous vertebroplasty was, for the first time to our knowledge performed, in this indication, with a good clinical result with follow-up now for one year. We emphasize that such treatment is permissible only in symptomatic, progressive lesions, with threatened decompensation of spinal stability. This technique should be used only on an adult.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Cements / therapeutic use
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma / diagnosis
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma / radiotherapy
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Spinal
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Methylmethacrylates / administration & dosage*
  • Methylmethacrylates / therapeutic use
  • Spinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Spinal Diseases / radiotherapy
  • Spinal Diseases / therapy
  • Spine* / diagnostic imaging
  • Spine* / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Bone Cements
  • Methylmethacrylates