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Cardiac tamponade and pulmonary embolism as a complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19101319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Baris Caynak; Burak Onan; Ertan Sagbas; Cihan Duran; Belhhan Akpinar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-22     Completed Date:  2009-01-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-301     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery and Radiology, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Chest Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Emergency Treatment / methods
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Pericardiocentesis / methods
Pulmonary Embolism / drug therapy,  etiology*,  radiography
Rare Diseases
Risk Assessment
Spinal Fractures / radiography,  therapy*
Thoracic Vertebrae / injuries*
Thoracotomy / methods
Thrombolytic Therapy / methods
Treatment Outcome
Vertebroplasty / adverse effects*,  methods

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