Anaphylactic shock during cement implantation of a total hip arthroplasty in a patient with underlying mastocytosis: case report of a rare intraoperative complication

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BACKGROUND Cemented total hip arthroplasty (THA) is a safe and common procedure. In rare cases life threatening bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS) may occur, which is commonly caused by pulmonary embolism (PE). CASE PRESENTATION We describe the rare case of a 70-year old patient who underwent an elective total hip replacement. Before surgery he was… (More)

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