Iliac artery perforation and treatment during lumbar disc surgery by simple balloon tamponade

Creative Commons License

Olcay A., Keskin K., EREN F.

European Spine Journal, vol.22, no.SUPPL.3, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: SUPPL.3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-012-2436-3
  • Journal Name: European Spine Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Iliac artery laceration, Lumbar disk surgery, Balloon occlusion, Endovascular repair
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction Although vascular injury during lumbar disc surgery is quite rare, it may be life threatening if not recognized and treated immediately. Case We report the case of a woman who had a left common iliac artery laceration during spinal surgery and was treated by endovascular therapy. In the past, open surgery was the only way to repair a vascular injury, but thanks to the advance of new endovascular techniques and devices, endovascular therapy has become a strong alternative. Conclusion This case differs from those published in the literature as we used a single balloon inflation and subtotal occlusion without the need for a covered stent. © Springer-Verlag 2012.