Pedicle screw in aorta

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard
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Pedicle screw in the aorta

Case Discussion

Pedicle screws are tricky things. This left sided mid thoracic screw missed the vertebral body and has its tip in the aorta. Fortunately it was removed without significant bleeding.

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Case information

rID: 6529
Case created: 7th Jul 2009
Last edited: 16th Nov 2015
Tag: spine
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