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Click 81 year old female, diagnosed with a cement pulmonary embolism after vertebroplasty of the L2 and L3 vertebral bodies for stabilization of vertebral body compression fractures. Image 0: Posterior to anterior fluoroscopic image identifying landmarks, specifically the pedicle which is the target for this procedure. Images 1-3: Posterior to anterior fluoroscopic image demonstrating a bone needle transversing the pedicle of L3. Image 4: Sagittal image demonstrating the bone needle transversing the pedicle and terminating in the anterior portion of the vertebral body. A cement leak is demonstrated. Image 5: Posterior to anterior fluoroscopic image demonstrating increased vertebral height and cement within the L3 vertebral body. Image 6: Posterior to anterior fluoroscopic image demonstrating increased vertebral height and cement within the L3 vertebral body. Image 7: Sagittal fluoroscopic image demonstrating increased vertebral height and cement within the L3 vertebral body.

Click 81 year old female, diagnosed with a cement pulmonary embolism after vertebroplasty of the L2 and L3 vertebral bodies for stabilization of vertebral body compression fractures. Axial images from a non-contrast chest CT (bone windows) demonstrating a hyperdense lesion located in the right subsegmental pulmonary artery (image position 74-80) consistent with a PMMA pulmonary embolism. (Protocol: 16 slice, 120 KVP, 123 mA, 2.5 mm slice thickness, non-contrast).