Vertebral body osteolysis following the use of bone morphogenetic protein in spinal surgery: A mimicker of infection

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Abstract

This report describes the imaging findings in three patients who developed lumbar spine osteolysis after posterior spinal fusion using rhBMP-2. These cases demonstrate the variable course of osteolysis, as well as the importance of recognizing its radiological appearances to prevent confusion with infection following spinal fusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-359
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuroradiology
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • BMP
  • Bone morphogenetic protein
  • Bone resorption
  • Cervical spine
  • Interbody fusion
  • Lumbar spine
  • Osteolysis
  • RhBMP-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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