Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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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.

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