Multiple cardiac perforations and pulmonary embolism caused by cement leakage after percutaneous vertebroplasty

Sang Ho Lim, Heezoo Kim, Hyun Koo Kim, Man Jong Baek

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Abstract

Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure in which polymethylmethacrylate polymer is used to treat painful diseased vertebral bodies. However, despite its minimally invasive nature and relative safety, cement leakage beyond involved vertebral bodies into the venous system can induce devastating cardiovascular complications. Here, the authors report a case of multiple cardiac perforations and pulmonary embolism caused by cement leakage after percutaneous vertebroplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-512
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Mar

Keywords

  • Cardiac perforation
  • Complication
  • Percutaneous vertebroplasty
  • Pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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