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Venous air emboli from intravenous catheterization: a report of iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19556135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pneumocephalus in the absence of a recent intracranial or intrathecal procedure is a significant radiographic finding and may be clinically relevant. Pneumocephalus secondary to intravenous catheterization may be a more common finding than previously expected. Although pneumocephalus is often associated with pathological conditions, recognition of a characteristic pattern of intravenous pneumocephalus in the presence of intravenous catheterization may aid the clinician in determining a patient's underlying condition. This unexpected radiographic finding should not necessarily be cause for alarm, and there is no evidence that intravenous pneumocephalus alone is harmful. We present a patient with intravenous pneumocephalus and a review of the literature.
Authors:
Omar N Syed; David Weintraub; Robert DeLaPaz; E Sander Connolly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-26     Completed Date:  2009-10-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1361-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurological Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Neurological Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA. ons2101@columbia.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Embolism, Air / complications*
Humans
Injections, Intravenous / adverse effects
Male
Middle Aged
Pneumocephalus / etiology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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