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Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2008 Oct;128(10):1107-10. doi: 10.1007/s00402-007-0531-4. Epub 2008 Jan 22.

Perioperative thrombotic occlusion of left external iliac artery during anterior lumbar interbody fusion.

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Department of Anesthesiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan.

Abstract

We report a case of thrombotic occlusion of left external iliac artery during the procedure of anterior lumbar interbody fusion. The diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography angiography. The patient also developed severe rhabdomyolysis postoperatively. In spite of receiving emergent thromboendarterectomy, the patient expired on postoperative day 3. This report attempts to remind spinal surgeons and anesthesiologists of this rare but potentially fatal complication, and discuss the possible mechanism, management, and prevention.

PMID:
18210143
DOI:
10.1007/s00402-007-0531-4
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