Glue masquerading as a catheter: Retrieval of embolized vertebroplasty cement

Meena Rohini Narayanan, Ray Matthews


Identification of foreign body objects may be difficult based on imaging characteristics. History is essential to making a diagnosis. Cement leakage is a common complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty and the optimal management for cement embolism remains unknown. This report presents a case of a 72-year-old female with asymptomatic pulmonary cement embolism, which was partially retrieved via a percutaneous endovascular approach.

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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

ISSN 2332-7243(Print)  ISSN 2332-7251(Online)

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