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2016, Volume 7, Number 3, Page(s) 227-231
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In a Seemingly Silent and Empty Desert, A Lion might be Hidden
Rahimizadeh Abolfazl, Habibi Gholam Reza, Rahimizadeh Ava
Pamim Research Center, Pars Hospital Neurosurgery Spine Tehran IR
Keywords: Kyphoplasty, lumbar spine, myxopapillary ependymoma, vertebroplasty

Vertebral compression fractures are a leading cause of disability and morbidity in the patients suffering osteoporosis. Pain and kyphosis due to progressive vertebral collapse are the consequences of osteoporotic fractures. Furthermore, these fractures may affect quality of life, physical function, mental health and survival. Pain, which is the cardinal feature of such fracture, is incapacitating in the majority of the patients. In a number of the patients pain subsides within two to four weeks with proper immobilization. But, it may continue despite wearing orthosis.

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty have developed for substantial relief of pain and preserving function. However, kyphoplasty is superior to vertebroplasty because it has the benefits of restoring height and correcting the deformity.

Herein, we present a 39-year- old female who sustained osteoporotic compression fracture of the second lumbar vertebra following fall from the stairs. This patient had different story with time which has been not reported previously.


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