Hemothorax after Kyphoplasty: A Case Report
Percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are commonly
performed procedures with a relatively low complication rate. The
reported complication rate is around 1%. Typical events are secondary
to cement migration with resultant compromise of neighboring
neurologic structures or embolic events. Additionally, the procedure
can result in vertebral body fractures, rib fractures and pneumothorax.
We present a case of a hemothorax secondary to a kyphoplasty.