✓The authors report on the efficacy of balloon kyphoplasty applied to obliteration of symptomatic cervical hemangioma. This 49-year-old woman suffered from progressive neck pain, numbness of the upper extremities, and frequent headaches. Hemangioma of the C-7 vertebral body was diagnosed. Kyphoplasty was performed successfully through a right anterolateral approach. The patient became asymptomatic, and follow-up examinations confirmed complete recovery. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first description of cervical hemangioma treated by balloon kyphoplasty.
Abbreviations used in this paper: VB = vertebral body; VH = vertebral hemangioma.
Address correspondence to: Krzysztof Zapalowicz, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, University Hospital Nr 2, 113 Zeromskiego St, 90-549 Lodz, Poland. email:
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