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J Arthroplasty. 1989 Sep;4(3):281-4.

External iliac arteriovenous fistula following total hip arthroplasty. A case report.

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Palo Alto Medical Clinic, California.

Abstract

An external iliac arteriovenous fistula developed 3 years after revision of the acetabular component of a total hip arthroplasty in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis. The mechanism of this complication, which also produced disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, was chronic erosion of the iliac artery from a large bolus of bone cement and/or the protrusio shell that were used to reconstruct a severe acetabular protrusio. Care must be taken to avoid intrapelvic intrusion of hardware or cement during acetabular reconstruction to avoid immediate and late injury to the iliac vessels.

PMID:
2795035
DOI:
10.1016/s0883-5403(89)80026-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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