An intraatrial thrombus and pulmonary thromboembolism as a late complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty

Kyoung J. Lim, Seung Z. Yoon, Yun Seok Jeon, Jae H. Bahk, Chong S. Kim, Jong Hwan Lee, Jin Wook Ha

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)924-926
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Volume104
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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