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Cerebral Air Embolism as a Complication of Computed Tomography-guided Marking of the Lung: Depiction of Air Inflow Route From a Pulmonary Vein to the Left Atrium.
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PMID:  20966774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Air embolism in the arterial system is a very rare but potentially fatal complication of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy or marking. We report a case of a patient with interstitial pneumonia associated with Sjögren syndrome, who presented with systemic arterial air embolism as a complication of computed tomography-guided marking of the lung. The air inflow route was depicted clearly on computed tomography from the peripheral pulmonary vein that crossed the needle pathway to the left atrium.
Takanori Higashino; Satoshi Noma; Yuko Nishimoto; Junki Endo; Yoshio Taguchi; Toru Shindo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W26-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
*Department of Radiology, National Hospital Organization Himeji Medical Center, Himeji, Hyogo Departments of †Radiology ‡Respiratory Medicine §Thoracic Surgery, Tenri Hospital, Tenri, Nara, Japan.
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