Ali Zohra and Ugur Gonlugur* Pages 1 - 3 ( 3 )
Background: Bone cement is uncommon cause of foreign-body pulmonary embolism.
Discussion: 65-year-old woman with a wheeze presented with multiple linear opacities with bone density on chest x-ray. She reported a percutaneous vertebroplasty 4 months ago. Non-contrast chest computerized tomography showed peripheral cement emboli in pulmonary arteries. The patient received conservative treatment.
Conclusion: Clinicians should be aware of this potential complication following vertebroplasty. It is necessary to perform a chest x-ray after procedure.
Vertebroplasty, pulmonary embolism, polymethyl methacrylate, foreign bodies, bone cements, prognosis
Trakya University, School of Medicine, Department of Chest Diseases, Edirne, Onsekiz Mart University, School of Medicine, Department of Chest Diseases, Canakkale