Cerebral air embolus

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Post operative patient.

CT

Focal and curvilinear hypodensities noted throughout the brain in a watershed distribution are presumably arterial in origin. 

Case Discussion

This patient demonstrates the result of intra-arterial air embolus. The exact cause is uncertain aetiology. Multiple lines venous and arterial lines were however present. 

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Case information

rID: 5557
Case created: 4th Feb 2009
Last edited: 3rd Mar 2017
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