Lifesaving embolization in a massive lumbar artery bleeding: Interventional radiology management

Letizia Di Meglio, Giovanni Maria Rodà, Antonio Arrichiello, Martina Gurgitano, Gianpaolo Carrafiello, Salvatore Alessio Angileri

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3113-3116
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • Embolization
  • Intravertebral bleeding
  • Lumbar artery bleeding
  • Trauma
  • Vertebral fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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