Iliac artery perforation and treatment during lumbar disc surgery by simple balloon tamponade
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CitationOlcay, A., Keskin, K. ve Eren, F. (2013). Iliac artery perforation and treatment during lumbar disc surgery by simple balloon tamponade. European Spine Journal, 22(Supplement: 3), S350-S352. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00586-012-2436-3
Introduction Although vascular injury during lumbar disc surgery is quite rare, it may be life threatening if not recognized and treated immediately. Case We report the case of a woman who had a left common iliac artery laceration during spinal surgery and was treated by endovascular therapy. In the past, open surgery was the only way to repair a vascular injury, but thanks to the advance of new endovascular techniques and devices, endovascular therapy has become a strong alternative. Conclusion This case differs from those published in the literature as we used a single balloon inflation and subtotal occlusion without the need for a covered stent.