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, cilt.13, ss.290-291, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1046/j.1540-8167.2002.00290.x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.290-291

Özet

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.