Delayed presentation of a thoracic aortic injury with a vertebral pedicle screw

Antonio Freyrie, Alessandro Gasbarrini, Christiano Esteves Simoes, Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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Thoracic Injuries
Thoracic Aorta
Arthrodesis
Orthopedics
Blood Vessels
Spine
Thorax
Tomography
Wounds and Injuries
Pedicle Screws

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Delayed presentation of a thoracic aortic injury with a vertebral pedicle screw. / Freyrie, Antonio; Gasbarrini, Alessandro; Simoes, Christiano Esteves; Gallitto, Enrico; Gargiulo, Mauro.

In: Annals of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 27, No. 4, 05.2013.

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Freyrie, Antonio ; Gasbarrini, Alessandro ; Simoes, Christiano Esteves ; Gallitto, Enrico ; Gargiulo, Mauro. / Delayed presentation of a thoracic aortic injury with a vertebral pedicle screw. In: Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2013 ; Vol. 27, No. 4.
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