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Massive cerebral arterial air embolism following arterial catheterization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16142478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Microscopic cerebral arterial air embolism (CAAE) has been described in many patients undergoing cardiac surgery as well as other invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. However, massive CAAE is rare. We report a 42-year-old woman who initially presented with thalamic and basal ganglia hemorrhages. Shortly after a radial arterial catheter was inserted, the patient suffered a generalized seizure and CT demonstrated intra-arterial air in bilateral cerebral hemispheres.
C W Yang; B P Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-09-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0028-3940     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiology     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-01     Completed Date:  2006-03-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  892-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Northwestem University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Embolism, Air / etiology*,  pathology*
Fatal Outcome
Iatrogenic Disease
Monitoring, Physiologic
Radial Artery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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