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INTRODUCTION The Factor 5 Leiden mutation and the G20210A variant of Factor 2 are two important risk factors for hereditary thromboembolism. Several reports have demonstrated that homozygous carriers for C46T mutation of the Factor 12 gene is associated with a significant increased risk for the development of coronary disease as well as cerebral and(More)
Air embolism is a rare complication of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, but potentially catastrophic. It can be clinically irrelevant, or may lead to pulmonary or even systemic embolism. Air embolism occurs mainly when low-pressure vessels are in contact with high-pressure air. Fewer than ten cases after upper gastrointestinal endoscopy have been reported(More)
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