Although percutaneous vertebroplasty is a simple and generally safe method for the management of vertebral compression fractures, cement leakage outside the vertebral body is a potential source of serious complications. We report a patient who presented with dyspnea and edema five years after percutaneous vertebroplasty and underwent open-heart surgery. This case demonstrates an intraatrial thrombus and pulmonary thromboembolism caused by venous leakage of polymethylmethacrylate as a late complication of the procedure.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Anesthesia and Analgesia|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Apr|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine