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Aneurysm of the femoral artery caused by aseptic loosening and migration of a Burch-Schneider cage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18534402     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reinforcement cages are widely used for the treatment of large acetabular defects. We report a rare case of an aseptic loosened Burch-Schneider cage causing an aneurysm of the femoral artery and life-threatening bleeding, large hematoma, and signs of hyperfibrinolysis. After performing several diagnostic procedures, the patient underwent extensive interdisciplinary revision surgery. Initial unspecific symptoms such as pain, swelling, and hematoma of the leg after acetabular reconstructions using reinforcement cages should alert clinicians to consider the possibility of vascular complications.
Falk Mittag; Torsten Kluba
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-03-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of arthroplasty     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1532-8406     ISO Abbreviation:  J Arthroplasty     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-22     Completed Date:  2009-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703515     Medline TA:  J Arthroplasty     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159.e9-159.e12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Femoral Artery*
Foreign-Body Migration / complications*
Hematoma / diagnosis,  etiology
Hip Joint / radiography,  surgery
Prosthesis Failure*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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