Anterior spinal artery syndrome after percutaneous vertebroplasty

Publication year: 2011
Source: The Spine Journal, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 10 August 2011
Paul G., Yazbeck , Rana B., Al Rouhban , Sami G., Slaba , Gaby E., Kreichati , Khalil E., Kharrat
Background context: Vertebroplasty is commonly performed for the management of pain associated with benign compression fractures, multiple myelomas, lymphomas, vertebral metastatic lesions, and hemangiomas. We describe a severe complication associated with this procedure; only one previous case has been reported in the literature. Objective: To report a case of anterior spinal cord syndrome caused by a direct cement leakage in the arterial vessels after vertebroplasty. Methods: A 20-year-old man who has been diagnosed with multifocal Ewing sarcoma for 5 months suffered from severe and chronic inflammatory polyarthralgia in the left knee, pelvis, and the low back. The imaging studies, X-ray and computed tomography scan, showed the…

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