alexa Open heart surgery for removal of polymethylmethacrylate after percutaneous vertebroplasty.
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Clinical Research

Journal of Clinical Case Reports

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

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