Embolus of surgical adhesive to the extremities causing acute ischemia: report of two cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present 2 cases in which a surgical adhesive embolized to the extremities. In the first case an adhesive was successfully used in the repair of a DeBakey type I aortic dissection. The patient was seen 2 months postoperatively with acute lower extremity ischemia, and a large piece of adhesive was extracted from the iliac and femoral arteries at embolectomy. In the second case the adhesive was used to seal a pericardial patch during repair of a ventricular septal defect. This patient was seen 1 day postoperatively with acute arm ischemia, and the adhesive particle was extracted from the brachial artery during embolectomy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guerrero, MA; Cox, M; Lumsden, AB; Reardon, M; Howell, J

Published Date

  • September 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 571 - 573

PubMed ID

  • 15337893

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0741-5214

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2004.06.014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States