Methylmethacrylate pulmonary emboli: radiographic and computed tomographic findings

William M. Pelton, Jacobo Kirsch, Fabian J. Candocia, Brian C. Allen, Sanjeev Bhalla, Tan Lucien H. Mohammed

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One of the most serious potential complications of vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty is the embolization of methylmethacrylate cement into the pulmonary arteries. We present an overview of the subject and a pictorial review the spectrum of radiographic and computed tomographic appearances of methylmethacrylate cement pulmonary emboli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-247
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009


  • Cement pulmonary emboli
  • Kyphoplasty complications
  • Vertebroplasty complications


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