Percutaneous sacroplasty for painful bone metastases: A case report

Jaclyn Yoong, Ronil Vikesh Chandra, Leeroy William, Michael Franco, Tony Goldschlager, Fiona Runacres, Peter Poon

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Introduction: The occurrence of bone metastases is common in patients with advanced cancer. The literature supports percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty as minimally invasive procedures to relieve pain and improve quality of life for selected patients with disabling pain from pathological vertebral fractures secondary to bone metastases. Case: We describe a case of a 71-year-old patient with castrate-resistant metastatic prostate cancer who underwent sacroplasty for painful sacral metastases. The patient had previously been treated with maximally tolerated analgesics and anticancer therapies including systemic anticancer treatments and local radiotherapy. After sacroplasty, he experienced significant pain reduction and improvement in mobility and function. Conclusion: This case and recent literature demonstrate positive outcomes of sacroplasty in terms of pain reduction and improved mobility. Further research is warranted to establish the role of such minimally invasive percutaneous procedures for pain management in cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-951
Number of pages7
JournalPain Practice
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


  • Analgesia
  • Low back pain
  • Radiology

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