Vascular complications associated with osteotomy in ankylosing spondylitis: a report of two cases

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1988 Jan;13(1):43-6. doi: 10.1097/00007632-198801000-00010.


Major vascular trauma is a much considered complication of lumbar extension osteotomy in ankylosing spondylitis. It has, however, only been reported twice in the literature. This paper analyzes in detail two additional cases and makes certain recommendations based on the findings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Diseases / etiology*
  • Hematoma / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteotomy / adverse effects*
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / complications
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / surgery*