Pulmonary Thromboembolism Following Spine Surgery: Clinical Suspicion is the Key

Document Type : Case Report


Department of Anesthesiology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Loghman Hakim Hospital, Tehran, Iran.


Pulmonary thromboembolism following spine surgery, although rare, could end into devastating outcome. Gold standard for it diagnosis is pulmonary CT angiography but in operating theatre, clinical suspicion is the key to diagnose. Here we report a case of pulmonary embolism with classic clinical findings which approved using pulmonary CT angiography and echocardiography.