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ABSTRACT: Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a therapeutic, interventional radiological procedure involving bone cement injection into a vertebral body. Although PVP is considered a minimally invasive procedure, cement leakage into the perivertebral venous system can occur with its migration towards the right heart and the pulmonary circulation. We report a case of accidental finding of asymptomatic cardiac and pulmonary embolism caused by cement leakage after PVP.
European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging 04/2009; 10(4):590-2. · 3.67 Impact Factor