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Table 4 Cement leakage and complications during percutaneous vertebroplasty according to thoracic and lumbar spine

From: Risk factors of neurological deficit and pulmonary cement embolism after percutaneous vertebroplasty

LocationT-spine (n = 1340)L-spine (n = 2472)P value
Cement leakage
B type130 (9.7%)289 (11.7%)p > 0.05
S type61 (4.5%)92 (3.7%)p > 0.05
C type- paraspinal381 (28.4%)572 (23.1%)p > 0.05
C type- intradiscal289 (21.6%)702 (28.3%)p > 0.05
C type- posterior9 (0.67%)17 (0.69%)p > 0.05
Clinical complication
Neurological deficit3 (0.22%)1 (0.04%)p < 0.01
Pulmonary embolism3 (0.22%)6 (0.24%)p > 0.05