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Carbon dioxide embolism following diagnostic hysteroscopy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9876798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 50-year-old woman ASA 2 underwent carbon dioxide hysteroscopy under general anaesthesia. Monitoring showed a sudden and rapid fall in end-tidal carbon dioxide followed by oxygen desaturation. She became pulseless and cyanosed. Resuscitation with oxygen, intravenous adrenaline and head-down tilt restored her to haemodynamic stability. Hyperbaric therapy was also administered as air embolism could not be excluded.
S Sherlock; W A Shearer; M Buist; R Rasiah; A Edwards
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-03     Completed Date:  1999-03-03     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  674-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Dandenong Hospital, Victoria.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General
Carbon Dioxide*
Embolism, Air / etiology*
Hysteroscopy / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide
Comment In:
Anaesth Intensive Care. 1999 Jun;27(3):317-8   [PMID:  10389573 ]
Anaesth Intensive Care. 1999 Dec;27(6):667   [PMID:  10631428 ]
Anaesth Intensive Care. 1999 Jun;27(3):319   [PMID:  10389576 ]

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