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Computed tomography of fatal cerebral air embolism following percutaneous aspiration biopsy of the lung



Computed tomography of fatal cerebral air embolism following percutaneous aspiration biopsy of the lung



Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 12(6): 1082-1083



Air embolism complicated a thin needle aspiration performed on a patient with adult respiratory distress syndrome and on positive-pressure ventilation. Computed tomography obtained 30 h following the event demonstrated a considerable quantity of intravascular air within the cranium. Positive-pressure ventilation should be considered a relative contraindication for thin needle lung aspiration.

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Accession: 027987988

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PMID: 3053806

DOI: 10.1097/00004728-198811000-00038


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