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Imaging features of Vertebral Aneurysmal Bone Cyst and the clinical value of interventional embolization

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The current study aimed to investigate the imaging manifestations of vertebral aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC), and examine the clinical value of interventional embolization. Imaging examinations of 5 patients with pathologically confirmed spinal ABC were analysed and arterial angiography and embolization were performed prior to surgery. The cases in this cohort exhibited different degrees of intrusion into the vertebral arch and spinous and transverse processes. Lesions that protruded into the spinal canal resulted in compression of the thecal sac and spinal cord. Enlargement of arteries was detected by digital subtraction angiography and decreased significantly following embolization. Blood loss during surgery was also significantly reduced. Preoperative embolization of ABC reduces bleeding and allows for easy access to tissue, which is of great clinical value.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Interventional Radiology, People's Hospital of Nanbu Country, Nanbu, Nanchong, Sichuan 637300, P.R. China 2: Department of Interventional Radiology, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, Sichuan Key Laboratory of Medical Imaging, North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, Sichuan 637000, P.R. China

Publication date: October 1, 2020

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  • Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine aims to ensure the expedient publication, in both print and electronic format, of studies relating to biology, gene therapy, infectious disease, microbiology, molecular cardiology and molecular surgery. The journal welcomes studies pertaining to all aspects of molecular medicine, and studies relating to in vitro or in vivo experimental model systems relevant to the mechanisms of disease are also included.

    All materials submitted to this journal undergo the appropriate review via referees who are experts in this field. All materials submitted follow international guidelines with regard to approval of experiments on humans and animals.
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