Preoperative Onyx embolization of aggressive vertebral hemangiomas

M. C. Hurley, B. A. Gross, D. Surdell, A. Shaibani, K. Muro, C. M. Mitchell, E. M. Doppenberg, Bernard R. Bendok

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We report the first use of Onyx in the embolization of spinal tumors in 2 cases of aggressive vertebral hemangioma. In both cases, Onyx embolization provided effective preoperative tumor devascularization after the initial prolonged particulate embolization with Embospheres made little overall impact. Onyx enables a more rapid and visible embolization than particles and is less technically demanding than traditional liquid embolic agents, such as n-butyl cyanoacrylate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1095-1097
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Hurley, M. C., Gross, B. A., Surdell, D., Shaibani, A., Muro, K., Mitchell, C. M., Doppenberg, E. M., & Bendok, B. R. (2008). Preoperative Onyx embolization of aggressive vertebral hemangiomas. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 29(6), 1095-1097.