Extending the Arm of Augmentation Beyond the Neuroaxis
- Correspondence to Dr A Brook, Department of Radiology, Montefiore Medical Center, 111 east 210th St, Bronx, NY 10467, USA;
- Accepted 23 March 2011
- Published Online First 4 May 2011
This issue features an article on percutaneous acetabuloplasty.1 The authors of this manuscript are an experienced group of neurointerventionalists who have done extensive work in vertebral augmentation. At first pass, this article might appear distinct from many of its neighbors that deal with the variety of neurovascular conditions. On consideration, it is this observer's opinion that, in fact, this case series ideally represents an important component of the rich history of neurointerventional (NI) care.
The popular introduction of vertebral augmentation to the North American medical community occurred when neurointerventionalists published a seminal article in the AJNR.2 The subsequent literature on vertebral augmentation has been replete with multiple articles authored by NI specialists.3–5 In fact, the oft quoted multi-society position statement had critical input from members of our community.6
The international advent of percutaneous augmentation occurred in Europe in the early 1980s, and in the French language literature in 1987.7 This first lesion treated and the first series published was describing the percutaneous …