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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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