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World Neurosurg. 2013 Dec;80(6):901.e7-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2012.09.014. Epub 2012 Sep 23.

Right iliac aortic aneurysmal hemorrhage as a complication of lumbar discectomy.

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Department of Surgery, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan; Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan; Department of Nursing, Min-Hwei College of Health Care Management, Tainan, Taiwan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Vascular injury is rarely reported but can be a life-threatening complication after lumbar disc surgery.

CASE DESCRIPTION:

We report a case of the rupture of a pseudoaneurysm of the right common iliac artery after spinal surgery for herniation of an intervertebral disc. It was successfully treated by prompt surgical repair.

CONCLUSION:

This case reminds us of this rare but possible complication, and emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and urgent intervention.

KEYWORDS:

CT; Computed tomography; Spine; Surgery; Vascular injury

PMID:
23010069
DOI:
10.1016/j.wneu.2012.09.014
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