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Venous air embolism: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9172037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous air embolism (VAE) can be a lethal complication of surgical procedures, during which (1) venous pressure at the site of surgery is subatmospheric or (2) gas is forced under pressure into a body cavity. Though classically associated with neurosurgery, VAE is also a potential complication of laparoscopic, pelvic, and orthopedic procedures. It is, therefore, essential for the practicing anesthesiologist to recognize and treat venous air entrainment. An in-depth review of the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, detection, prevention, and treatment of VAE is presented.
S C Palmon; L E Moore; J Lundberg; T Toung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical anesthesia     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0952-8180     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Anesth     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-21     Completed Date:  1997-07-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812166     Medline TA:  J Clin Anesth     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embolism, Air / diagnosis,  etiology,  pathology,  therapy*
Intraoperative Complications / pathology,  therapy*

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