||Occlusion of the left iliac artery after retroperitoneal
exposure of the spine.
||Raskas DS; Delamarter RB
||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.
||Clin Orthop 1997 May;(338):86-9