Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2012; 60(S 02): e28-e30
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1295580
Vascular Surgery
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Unusual Cause of Acute Back Pain Mimicking Aortic Dissection: A Case Report

Markus Czesla
1  Sana Herzchirurgie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
,
Olga Karnari
1  Sana Herzchirurgie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
,
Julia Götte
1  Sana Herzchirurgie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
,
Bernhard Schulte
2  Robert Bosch Krankenhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
,
Ulrich Pfeilsticker
3  Klinikum Sindelfingen-Böblingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
,
Anita Narr
1  Sana Herzchirurgie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
,
Nicolas Doll
1  Sana Herzchirurgie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
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Publication History

18 June 2011

20 June 2011

Publication Date:
29 December 2011 (eFirst)

  

Abstract

We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who initially presented with symptoms suggesting acute type A aortic dissection. Imaging studies revealed hemorrhagic pericardial fluid without the evidence of dissection. Foreign body material was noted floating in the inferior vena cava (IVC) and also piercing the right ventricular wall. Upon surgical exploration, the extracted material could be identified to be acrylic bone cement (palacos). The patient had reported a history of kyphoplasty in 2008.