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Successful Treatment of Internal Iliac Vein Rupture During Revisional Anterior Lumbar Spinal Surgery Using a Tack - Case Report -

  • Journal of Korean Society of Spine Surgery
  • Abbr : J Kor Spine Sur
  • 2017, 24(2), pp.115-120
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Spine Surgery
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Orthopedic Surgery

Sangbong Ko ORD ID 1 Tae Bum Oh 1 Ki Hyuk Park 2

1대구가톨릭대학교 정형외과학교실
2대구가톨릭대학교 일반외과학교실

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ABSTRACT

Study Design: Case report. Objectives: To report a rare case in which a tack was used to control bleeding due to a torn iliac vein during revisional anterior spine surgery. Summary of Literature Review: During anterior lumbar surgery, bleeding following a vascular injury is possible to control and reparable in most cases. During revisional anterior lumbar surgery, however, there are irreparable cases of bleeding as well. In some cases, it can threaten the patient’s life. Material and Methods: A 56-year-old man suffered from potentially fatal bleeding following iliac vein rupture during revisional anterior lumbar surgery. Primary vascular closure was impossible due to severe adhesion. We attempted to stop the venous bleeding with a tack, as an alternative treatment. The potentially fatal bleeding was controlled and the patient’s vital signs stabilized after hemostasis by the tack. Results: Hemostasis using the tack saved the patient’s life without any rebleeding. Conclusions: During revisional anterior lumbar surgery, bleeding following an iliac vein rupture can be controlled by a tack in cases that are irreparable due to severe adhesion.

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