Cardiac Tamponade and Pulmonary Embolism as a Complication of Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

Baris Caynak, Burak Onan, Ertan Sagbas, Cihan Duran, Belhhan Akpinar

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Abstract

Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a useful and safe therapeutic intervention to stabilize vertebral fractures. Rarely, cement leakage into the paravertebral venous system may result in embolization of its particles into the right cardiac chambers and pulmonary artery. We experienced a case of a 64-year-old woman who was diagnosed through echocardiography as having cardiac tamponade. Previously, the patient was treated for pulmonary cement embolization after percutaneous vertebroplasty. Prompt diagnosis and urgent surgery, in which a few linear cement particles of 1-cm to 2-cm long were discovered within the pericardial space, which resulted in a favorable outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-301
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Vertebroplasty
Cardiac Tamponade
Pulmonary Embolism
Pericardium
Pulmonary Artery
Echocardiography
Lung
Therapeutics

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

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Cardiac Tamponade and Pulmonary Embolism as a Complication of Percutaneous Vertebroplasty. / Caynak, Baris; Onan, Burak; Sagbas, Ertan; Duran, Cihan; Akpinar, Belhhan.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 87, No. 1, 01.01.2009, p. 299-301.

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Caynak, Baris ; Onan, Burak ; Sagbas, Ertan ; Duran, Cihan ; Akpinar, Belhhan. / Cardiac Tamponade and Pulmonary Embolism as a Complication of Percutaneous Vertebroplasty. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2009 ; Vol. 87, No. 1. pp. 299-301.
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