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Echocardiographic accidental finding of asymptomatic cardiac and pulmonary embolism caused by cement leakage after percutaneous vertebroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19329500     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a therapeutic, interventional radiological procedure involving bone cement injection into a vertebral body. Although PVP is considered a minimally invasive procedure, cement leakage into the perivertebral venous system can occur with its migration towards the right heart and the pulmonary circulation. We report a case of accidental finding of asymptomatic cardiac and pulmonary embolism caused by cement leakage after PVP.
Christian Cadeddu; Silvio Nocco; Emanuele Secci; Martino Deidda; Raimondo Pirisi; Giuseppe Mercuro
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-01     Completed Date:  2009-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  590-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Monserrato 09042, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Cements*
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Embolism / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Catheterization
Heart Diseases / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Ventricles / ultrasonography
Incidental Findings
Postoperative Complications / ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Embolism / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vertebroplasty / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bone Cements; 80-62-6/Methylmethacrylate

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