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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-74

Balloon kyphoplasty - Boon for vertebral compression fractures in metastatic cancer patients

Cheers Interventional Pain Management, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Bhuvna Ahuja
Cheers Interventional Pain Management, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpn.ijpn_163_20

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Vertebral compression fractures are common in the elderly population. Common aetiology includes, osteoporosis, metastatic disease, and trauma. Vertebral bone metastasis is not common in cases of pancreatic cancer. Here, we report how we managed a 78 year old, male patient, case of known pancreatic cancer having severe back pain (Numerical Pain score (NRS): 9), due to vertebral compression fracture over first lumbar vertebrae (L1). Percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty was performed with an injection of 5 ml bone cement at L1 level under local anaesthesia with sedation. The NRS had come down to 3 and the patient could walk. Our patient get benefited with early interventional pain management of metastatic vertebral compression fractures. Preventing the complications such as immobilization accompanied with adverse events such as musculoskeletal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. Providing with significant reduction of pain and leading a better quality of life.

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