Vertebral fractures are the most frequent fractures associated with osteoporosis. Thus far, there are no reported cases in literature analyzing intervertebral bleeding as a result of an osteoporotic vertebral fracture. The authors report a case of an 85-year-old woman in hemorrhagic shock for an unusual vertebral fracture causing a massive bleeding, which was contained by the vertebral ligament system inside the body of L4, treated with an endovascular approach. Since there are no guidelines for a treatment for the case mentioned above or similar, our aim is to describe a possible approach to a potentially life-threatening rare event.
- Intravertebral bleeding
- Lumbar artery bleeding
- Vertebral fracture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging