Cerebral air embolism

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Elowaidy

Presentation

83 male in post operative period for nephrectomy, previous CVA, sudden onset of unresponsiveness, GCS 3.

Patient Data

Age: 83
Gender: Male
CT

There is air in the cortical vessels, this is a subtle important finding.

Case Discussion

Adjusting the window to lung makes the gas more clearly defined.

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Case information

rID: 30160
Case created: 22nd Jul 2014
Last edited: 30th Jan 2016
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