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What are the risks of loosing control of bowels/bladder after kyphollazty (t6) surgery?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management
8 doctors agree

In brief: Low

Cement leak into spinal canal happens very rarely.
Only massive leak will result in the spinal cord compression and loosing control of bladder/bowel.

In brief: Low

Cement leak into spinal canal happens very rarely.
Only massive leak will result in the spinal cord compression and loosing control of bladder/bowel.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Dr. Michael Gofeld
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Low risk

Kyphoplasty has low risk of bowel or bladder incontinence.
The risk would only be if the cement leaked into the spinal canal which while possible is a rate occurrence.

In brief: Low risk

Kyphoplasty has low risk of bowel or bladder incontinence.
The risk would only be if the cement leaked into the spinal canal which while possible is a rate occurrence.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Spine surgery

This is a question for a spine surgeon.

In brief: Spine surgery

This is a question for a spine surgeon.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very low

Kyphoplasty allows the doctor to inject less viscous cement than was required for a vertebroplasty.
This allows for lower pressures to get the cement in and thus less likelihood of the cement exiting the bone and causing the neurologic symptoms you ask about.

In brief: Very low

Kyphoplasty allows the doctor to inject less viscous cement than was required for a vertebroplasty.
This allows for lower pressures to get the cement in and thus less likelihood of the cement exiting the bone and causing the neurologic symptoms you ask about.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: CT scan

If these are new since the kypho you need a ct ct scanto check position of cement.

In brief: CT scan

If these are new since the kypho you need a ct ct scanto check position of cement.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Risks are low

The initial answer simply said to get looked at if you had the complications.
I agree, but you asked the risk. It is very low likelihood.

In brief: Risks are low

The initial answer simply said to get looked at if you had the complications.
I agree, but you asked the risk. It is very low likelihood.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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