Direct transoral approach to C2 for percutaneous vertebroplasty

Jean Baptiste Martin, Philippe Gailloud, Pierre Yves Dietrich, Marc E. Luciani, Thierry Somon, Pascal André Sappino, Daniel A. Rüfenach

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Percutaneous vertebroplasty was performed via a transoral route in a 70-year-old woman with a C2 metastasis of thyroid origin involving anterior vertebral elements. Complete pain relief was obtained after an uncomplicated minimally invasive procedure. This preliminary experience demonstrates that a transoral approach under fluoroscopic control can provide safe access to the upper cervical spine at C2 level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-519
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular and interventional radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002


  • Bone implant
  • Metastases
  • Pain treatment
  • Spine
  • Vertebroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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