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

Marlon A Guerrero, M. Cox, A. B. Lumsden, M. Reardon, J. Howell

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)571-573
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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