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Progressive thrombotic occlusion of the left common iliac artery after anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9684958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of progressive thrombotic occlusion of the left common iliac artery in a 41-year-old woman after anterior interbody fusion, which initially presented only as a sensation of numbness. Diagnosis was delayed until complete arterial occlusion occurred 36 h after surgery. A sensory deficit may be the only early sign of a progressive thrombotic arterial occlusion. In anterior spinal surgery, routine postoperative vascular monitoring of the lower extremities is recommended and mandatory for early diagnosis and treatment of this rare complication.
R Khazim; N Boos; J K Webb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0940-6719     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Spine J     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-06     Completed Date:  1998-10-06     Revised Date:  2014-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301980     Medline TA:  Eur Spine J     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Iliac Artery*
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  etiology*,  radiography
Spinal Fusion*
Thrombosis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  radiography

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