Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 71
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-67

Surgical extraction of a delayed symptomatic polymethylmethacrylate cement pulmonary embolism: A case report and discussion of surgical therapy

Department of Surgery, Summa Health System, Akron, OH 44304, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Michael S Firstenberg
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Summa Health System, 75 Arch Street, No. 407, Akron, OH 44304
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJAM.IJAM_50_17

Rights and Permissions

Pulmonary cement embolization (PCE) is a rare but significant complication of vertebroplasty surgery. The management of this process is not well studied and depends on the extent and duration of symptoms. Here, a case of 68-year-old woman is presented who was found to have a symptomatic PCE involving the left main pulmonary artery 9 months after a kyphoplasty surgery was performed with polymethylmethacrylate. She was successfully managed surgically by the left main pulmonary embolectomy with complete symptomatic resolution postoperatively. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Patient care, Medical knowledge.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded78    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal