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Elaine Halesey

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Abstract

This poster project explains an interventional radiology (IR) procedure called Balloon Kyphoplasty (BKP). BKP is a procedure that involves the insertion of cement into the vertebral column due to vertebrae fractures throughout the spine. Vertebral fractures can happen due to a number of reasons, however, multiple myeloma is the main focus of this project. Multiple Myeloma (MM) is the second most hematological malignancy and there is no cure. MM affects several parts of the body but the most common are the skull, vertebral column, long bones, and the hip and pelvis region. There are several advantages to having BKP done. The advantages of an improved quality of life, reduced pain, and slows the progression of the disease are just a few. There are drawbacks to having this procedure done. For example, possible future fractures due to the pressure of the cement in the spine or just simply not being a candidate for this procedure due to other medical conditions and not being able to tolerate anesthesia, The poster also discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected specials procedures, this being one, and how things have been handled.

Publication Date

2020

Document Type

Poster

Department

Medical Imaging

Keywords

Interventional Radiology, Special Procedures, Balloon Kyphoplasty, Multiple Myeloma, Cancer

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Interventional Balloon Kyphoplasty in Multiple Myeloma Patients

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