Vertebral Compression Fracture as the Complication of Embolization by Direct Puncture with Transpedicular Approach in a Patient with Type II Endoleak After Endovascular Aortic Repair
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To the Editor,
We read an interesting article written by Ogawa et al. entitled “Embolization by direct puncture with a transpedicular approach using an isocenter puncture (ISOP) method in a patient with a type-II endoleak after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) .” We too performed embolization using computed tomography (CT)-guided transpedicular direct puncture for type-II endoleak after EVAR. Through this letter, we report a case of vertebral compression fracture as a complication of this treatment.
Our institutional review board did not require approval to report this study. Our patient was an 85-year-old female who underwent EVAR for an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm 42 months before. Contrast-enhanced CT revealed a type-II endoleak from the median sacral artery via the lateral sacral artery and expansion of the aneurysm sac and diffusely decreased bone density, indicating osteoporosis. Transarterial embolization (TAE) performed using the triaxial system was unsuccessful...
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Our institutional review board did not require approval to report this case.
- 1.Ogawa Y, Hamaguchi S, Nishimaki H, Kon Y, Chiba K, Sakurai Y, Murakami K, Arai Y, Miyairi T, Nakajima Y. Embolization by direct puncture with a transpedicular approach using an isocenter puncture (ISOP) method in a patient with a type II endoleak after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2015;38:731–5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar