ISSN 1305-3825 | E-ISSN 1305-3612
Interventional Radiology - Case Report 2016
Iliac vascular complication after spinal surgery: immediate endovascular repair following CT angiographic diagnosis
1 Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
2 From the Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
3 From the Department of Radiology Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
4 Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
Diagn Interv Radiol 2009; 15: 303-3085
DOI: 10.4261/1305-3825.DIR.1018-07.4
Key Words: arteriovenous fistula • spinal surgery • endovascular repair • stent graft • computerized tomography
Abstract

Iliac arterial injuries are rare but important complications that can develop after spinal surgery. The presentation of these injuries is usually late, with symptoms such as leg swelling or cardiac failure. However, acute massive bleeding may be a sign of early presentation as in our patient. Herein, we present a case of life-threatening bleeding with early computed tomography angiographic diagnosis of common iliac artery pseudoaneurysm and iliac arteriovenous fistula secondary to spinal surgery which was successfully managed by endovascular stent graft treatment.

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