Cerebral air embolus

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Post operative patient.


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 etiology. Multiple lines venous and arterial lines were however present. 

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