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Asymptomatic diffuse pulmonary embolism caused by acrylic cement: an unusual complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty
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    • Grados Franck, MD
    • Other Contributors:
      • Hervé Deramondm, Patrice Fardellone

    Dear Editor

    We read with interest the letter by Bernhard et al.[1] Pulmonary embolism caused by polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is not an exceptional complication of percutaneous vertebroplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. It occured in one patient (2.9%) in our study [2] (34 vertebroplasties), in two patients (4.3%) in the study by Jensen [3] et al. (47 vertebroplasties) and i...

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