Cardiac perforation and tricuspid regurgitation as a complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty

Kuk Hui Son, Jae Ho Chung, Kyung Sun, Ho Sung Son

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    Abstract

    Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive technique that is used to treat vertebral fractures, tumors and osteolytic vertebral metastases. However, cement leakage to the venous system is a potential source of serious complications after percutaneous vertebroplasty. We report a 65-year-old female patient who demonstrated cardiac perforation, pulmonary cement embolism, and tricuspid regurgitation, and these were all caused by venous leakage of polymethylmethacrylate as a complication of the procedure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)508-509
    Number of pages2
    JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
    Volume33
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar

    Keywords

    • Foreign bodies
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Rupture
    • Ventricle right
    • Vertebroplasty

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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