Percutaneous balloon vertebroplasty (PVP) is an effective treatment for pathological vertebral compression fractures in oncological patients. The procedure is considered safe and the analgesic effect is fast and long lasting. Seeding metastases after PVP are a rare complication. At present, there is no standard of care how to prevent or treat this complication. Further research is necessary to determine preventive measures.

(BELG J MED ONCOL 2019;13(6): 255–257)