+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Coronary artery air embolism: a potentially fatal complication of CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy



Coronary artery air embolism: a potentially fatal complication of CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy



British Journal of Radiology 83(988): E83



CT-guided transthoracic lung biopsy is becoming a widely accepted procedure for the diagnosis of pulmonary lesions. The rate of severe complications following such a procedure has been reported. Of these complications, air embolism is the most likely to be fatal. We report a case of right coronary air embolism resulting in myocardial infarction after a CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the lung. The patient died from underlying malignant disease 4 months later.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 052350003

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 20335438

DOI: 10.1259/bjr/39096533


Related references

Coronary artery air embolism complicating a CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy. Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging 29(1): 81-84, 2019

Fatal air embolism as a complication of CT-guided needle biopsy of the lung. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 23(6): 949-951, 1999

Systemic air embolism as a complication of percutaneous computed tomography guided transthoracic lung biopsy. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 99(6): E174, 2017

Fatal paradoxical pulmonary air embolism complicating percutaneous computed tomography-guided needle biopsy of the lung. Australasian Radiology 48(2): 204-206, 2004

Systemic air embolism as a complication of CT-guided percutaneous core needle lung biopsy: A case report and review of the literature. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 10(3): 1157-1160, 2015

Risk factors for systemic air embolism as a complication of percutaneous CT-guided lung biopsy: multicenter case-control study. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 37(5): 1312-1320, 2014

Coronary and cerebral air embolism: a rare complication of computed tomography-guided transthoracic lung biopsy. Netherlands Heart Journal 21(10): 464-466, 2013

Acute coronary artery air embolism following CT-guided lung biopsy. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 28(1): 131-134, 2005

Coronary artery air embolism complicating a CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy of the lung. Chest 121(3): 993-996, 2002

Beware of positive pressure: coronary artery air embolism following percutaneous lung biopsy. Radiology Case Reports 11(4): 344-347, 2016

Fatal Complication From Percutaneous Lung Biopsy. Chest 154(4): 883A-884A, 2018

Air embolism after CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy. Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology 48(7): 699-700, 2018

Systemic air embolism as a complication of percutaneous lung biopsy. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 79(2): 106-107, 2018

Systemic air embolism after percutaneous computed tomography-guided lung biopsy due to a kink in the coaxial biopsy system: a case report. Bmc Medical Imaging 18(1): 1, 2018

Fatal cerebral air embolism as a complication of transbronchoscopic lung biopsy: a case report. Australasian Radiology 45(2): 215-217, 2001