Pulmonary embolism of polymethylmethacrylate after percutaneous vertebroplasty: a report of three cases.

@article{Jang2002PulmonaryEO,
  title={Pulmonary embolism of polymethylmethacrylate after percutaneous vertebroplasty: a report of three cases.},
  author={Jee Soo Jang and Sang Ho Lee and Sang Ki Jung},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 19},
  pages={E416-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Three cases of pulmonary embolism caused by polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) after percutaneous vertebroplasty are reported, and the literature is reviewed. OBJECTIVES To report on three cases of pulmonary embolism caused by polymethylmethacrylate after percutaneous vertebroplasty, and to review the literature briefly for reduction of this complication. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Pulmonary embolus caused by polymethylmethacrylate during percutaneous vertebroplasty is a rare… CONTINUE READING

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