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When coughing can cause stroke--a case-based update on cerebral air embolism complicating biopsy of the lung.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18398638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Introducing gas to the circulation is a largely iatrogenic problem which can result in serious morbidity and even death. We report a case of CT-guided needle biopsy of a pulmonary lesion complicated by acute stroke. The English literature on cerebral air embolism is reviewed, including an update of current opinions on its pathomechanism, diagnostic findings, therapeutic strategies, and means of prevention.
Thomas Kau; Egon Rabitsch; Stefan Celedin; Sandra M Habernig; Jörg R Weber; Klaus A Hausegger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1432-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2008 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-12     Completed Date:  2009-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  848-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, General Hospital of Klagenfurt, St. Veiter Strasse 47, Klagenfurt, 9020, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle / adverse effects*,  methods
Cough / complications*
Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Embolism, Air / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Hyperbaric Oxygenation / methods
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Positron-Emission Tomography
Radiography, Interventional / adverse effects
Risk Assessment
Stroke / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Treatment Outcome

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