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Late-onset Screw Migration Into Iliac Vessels 21 Years After Hip Arthrodesis
Author: Taishi Hirai, Yutaka Inaba, Naomi Kobayashi, Shu Takakagawa, Yohei Yukizawa, Hiroyuki Ike, Tomoyuki Saito
Publisher: Derivative Works
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Type of publication: Article
ISBN/ISSN: 1179-5476
DOI: 10.4137/CCRep.S16159
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Iatrogenic injuries to the vascular system are a rare but serious complication of hip surgery. We report a case of an 83-year-old man who presented with intrapelvic migration of a screw into the space between the external iliac artery and vein 21 years after hip arthrodesis. The patient was treated with laparotomy, and the damaged artery was excised and sutured. This is the first case of a late vascular complication secondary to screw migration after hip arthrodesis.

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