Pulmonary embolism caused by acrylic cement: a rare complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty.

  title={Pulmonary embolism caused by acrylic cement: a rare complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty.},
  author={Bernard Padovani and O Kasriel and Philippe Brunner and Paule Peretti-Viton},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={20 3},
A pulmonary embolus of acrylic cement was present in a 41-year-old woman with Langerhans' cell vertebral histiocytosis (LCH) after percutaneous vertebroplasty. Chest radiograph and CT confirmed pulmonary infarction and the presence of cement in the pulmonary arteries. She was treated with anticoagulants, and responded favorably. This rare complication occurred because perivertebral venous migration was not recognized during vertebroplasty. Adequate preparation of cement and biplane fluoroscopy… CONTINUE READING


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