Rothenbacher G1*, Brücher D2 and Storck M1
1Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe, Germany
2Department of Trauma, Orthopedic and Hand Surgery, Germany
A case of displacement of a vertebral pedical screw with penetration of the thoracic aortic wall is described in a 85 year old patient after traumatic fracture of the 9th vertebra. After considering all options, implantation of a thoracic stent graft (TEVAR) with surgical removal of the metal implant was suggested, but refused by the patient. After 30 months of observation there were no complications observed.
Aortic injury; Vertebral fracture; Metal implant misplacement
Rothenbacher G, Brücher D, Storck M. Intra-Aortic Misplacement of a Cement-Augmented Pedicle Screw after Surgical Stabilization of Thoracic Vertebral Fracture. World J Vasc Surg. 2021; 4(1): 1027..