TITLE: Occlusion of the left iliac artery after retroperitoneal exposure of the spine.
AUTHORS: Raskas DS; Delamarter RB
ABSTRACT: This case report describes a rare but treatable complication of anterior lumbar surgery. The patient underwent a revision anterior fusion from L2 to S1. Complete thrombotic occlusion of the left iliac artery developed in the patient. Prompt recognition of vascular compromise and arterial bypass of the iliac system lead to excellent functional recovery.
SOURCE: Clin Orthop 1997 May;(338):86-9