Embolization of pacing electrode fragment into the superolateral vein in the spinal canal causing root compression


Yildirir A., Batur M. K. , Oto A.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.13, no.3, pp.290-291, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1540-8167.2002.00290.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.290-291

Abstract

Embolization of Pacing Electrode Fragment. Lead extraction may be complicated by lead fracture and embolization of the lead fragments into the pulmonary circulation or other vasculature causing various signs and symptoms. We present a very unusual case demonstrating embolization of a pacemaker electrode fragment into the superolateral vein in the spinal canal causing root compression. The electrode fragment was removed by spinal surgery, and the patient's symptoms gradually resolved.