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Cement pulmonary embolism after percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty: an overview.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22425258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Because of the aging of the American population, osteoporotic vertebral fractures are becoming a common problem in the elderly. Minimally invasive percutaneous vertebral augmentation techniques have gained a great deal of importance in relieving the pain associated with these fractures, and are becoming the standard of care.
METHODS: These procedures involve the injection of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) into the vertebral body. However, these techniques have their complications, and among these, pulmonary embolism is one of the most feared. It is attributable to the passage of cement into the pulmonary vasculature. After encountering a case of PMMA embolism in our practice, we decided to highlight this topic and discuss the incidence, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of cement pulmonary embolisms.
Nicholas Habib; Theodore Maniatis; Sara Ahmed; Thomas Kilkenny; Homam Alkaied; Dany Elsayegh; Michel Chalhoub; Kassem Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-03-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1527-3288     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    2012 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-03     Completed Date:  2013-01-29     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, New York 10305, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Cements / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Fractures, Compression / surgery*
Kyphoplasty / adverse effects*,  methods
Middle Aged
Polymethyl Methacrylate / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Pulmonary Embolism / chemically induced*,  radiography
Spinal Fractures / surgery*
Thoracic Vertebrae / injuries*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vertebroplasty / adverse effects,  methods
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bone Cements; 9011-14-7/Polymethyl Methacrylate

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