Anesth Pain Med.  2009 Oct;4(4):298-301.

Cement leakage into subcutaneous tissue after kyphoplasty: A case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jinwoos@amc.seoul.kr
  • 2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College, Gagnneung, Korea.
  • 3Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Eulji University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

We describe a case of cement leakage from the pedicle of vertebrae to the subcutaneous tissue after kyphoplasty.We attempted to remove all cement leakage, but residual cement remained in the paraspinal tissue without any neurological complications.This case illustrates the importance of the right timing of cement injection and when to detach the bone-filler device from the cement.

Keyword

Cement leakage; Complication; Kyphoplasty

MeSH Terms

Kyphoplasty
Spine
Subcutaneous Tissue
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