L3 Metastatic Tumor from Adenocarcinoma of Lung

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A 64-year-old gentleman complained of back pain. He was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma of Lung 6 months back and was treated for the same.

MRI revealed metastasis to L3 vertebra with pathological fracture. However, there was no gross bony destruction

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He was treated with Vertebroplasty. In this procedure, cement is injected in the affected vertebra through a thin is inserted in its pedicle.

This procedure gives dramatic pain relief and can be done as a daycare procedure (no need of hospital stay) under local anesthesia

The patient was treated with radiation therapy after the procedure