Author(s): Dash A, Brinster DR
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Abstract We describe a 73-year-old woman who had a right atrial-inferior vena caval thrombus and pulmonary thromboembolism develop after percutaneous vertebroplasty with methylmethacrylate. Our patient subsequently underwent open-heart surgery to effectively remove the bulk of the foreign material. This case illustrates the need for close monitoring of patients undergoing percutaneous vertebroplasty and emphasizes the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment. Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Ann Thorac Surg
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports