Cement embolus trapped in the inferior vena cava filter during percutaneous vertebroplasty.

TitleCement embolus trapped in the inferior vena cava filter during percutaneous vertebroplasty.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi Z, Ni R-F, Zhao X, Yang C, Li M-M
JournalKorean journal of radiology : official journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Volume14
Issue3
Pagination451-4
Date Published2013 May-Jun
Abstract

A 58-year-old female patient, diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the lung, underwent percutaneous vertebroplasty at the L4 vertebral body due to painful spinal metastases. Because of deep venous thrombosis of the left femoral and iliac veins, an inferior vena cava filter had been placed before vertebroplasty. Bone cement migrated into the venous bloodstream and then was being trapped within the previously placed filter. This case illustrates that caval filter could capture the bone cement and prevent it from migrating to the pulmonary circulation.

DOI10.1002/bmc.2983
Alternate JournalKorean J Radiol