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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