A.V. Yarikov1,2, S.E. Pavlinov3, I.I. Smirnov2, A.A. Denisov4, A.O. Dubskikh5, A.G. Sosnin1, A.O. Kotelnikov6, S.V. Masevnin4, M.Yu. Dokish4, O.A. Perlmutter2, A.P. Fraerman2

1Volga Region District Medical Center of FMBA Russia, Nizhny Novgorod

2City Clinical Hospital №39, Nizhny Novgorod

3MC Mirt Ltd, Kostroma

4Russian Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics named after R.R. Vreden, Saint Petersburg

5Sverdlovsk Regional Cancer Center, Yekaterinburg

6National Ilizarov Medical Research Center for Traumatology and Ortopedics, Kurgan

Yarikov Anton V. ― PhD, neurosurgeon / traumatologist-orthopedist of the Volga Region District Medical Center of FMBA Russia and City Clinical Hospital №39

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Abstract. In recent decades, there has been a trend towards an increase in malignant neoplasms with bone damage. Metastatic spinal injury is the main cause of reduced quality of life and early mortality in patients with cancer during generalization of the process. This is due to an increase in the overall life expectancy of patients in this group. The main reasons for reducing the quality of life of patients are severe pain syndrome, pathological fractures of vertebral bodies and an increase in neurological symptoms. This paper describes the method of percutaneous vertebroplasty as one of the most common methods of treating spinal tumors: primary and secondary. Further, the article describes the complications, indications and contraindications to this type of intervention. The classification of vertebral hemangiomas is thoroughly described. The results of vertebroplasty in myeloma and metastatic disease are presented. Vertebroplasty for these diseases can improve the quality of life in most patients.

Key words: vertebroplasty, vertebral hemangioma, multiple myeloma, metastatic lesions of the spine, tumors of the spine.