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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Vertebroplastía

Vertebroplasty (VER-teh-broh-PLAS-tee)
A procedure used to repair a bone in the spine that has a break caused by cancer, osteoporosis (a decrease in bone mass and density), or trauma. Bone cement is injected into the broken bone to make it stronger.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.