Iatrogenic aortic injuries by pedicle screws are rare but serious complications of spinal fixation surgery. We report the case of a 55-year-old man who underwent surgical correction of traumatic thoracic vertebral fractures at another institution. At 6-month follow-up, computed tomography revealed a nonhealing of the fractures, and a T4 misplaced pedicle screw penetrating the descending thoracic aorta. The patient underwent open aortic repair associated with the anterior vertebral column reconstruction and posterior arthrodesis revision by a vascular and orthopedic surgery team simultaneously.

DELAYED PRESENTATION OF A THORACIC AORTIC INJURY WITH A VERTEBRAL PEDICLE SCREW / A Freyrie; A Gasbarrini; C Simoes; E Gallitto; M Gargiulo. - In: ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY. - ISSN 1615-5947. - 27(2013), pp. 449e1-449e3.

DELAYED PRESENTATION OF A THORACIC AORTIC INJURY WITH A VERTEBRAL PEDICLE SCREW

FREYRIE, Antonio;
2013

Abstract

Iatrogenic aortic injuries by pedicle screws are rare but serious complications of spinal fixation surgery. We report the case of a 55-year-old man who underwent surgical correction of traumatic thoracic vertebral fractures at another institution. At 6-month follow-up, computed tomography revealed a nonhealing of the fractures, and a T4 misplaced pedicle screw penetrating the descending thoracic aorta. The patient underwent open aortic repair associated with the anterior vertebral column reconstruction and posterior arthrodesis revision by a vascular and orthopedic surgery team simultaneously.
DELAYED PRESENTATION OF A THORACIC AORTIC INJURY WITH A VERTEBRAL PEDICLE SCREW / A Freyrie; A Gasbarrini; C Simoes; E Gallitto; M Gargiulo. - In: ANNALS OF VASCULAR SURGERY. - ISSN 1615-5947. - 27(2013), pp. 449e1-449e3.
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