[A cerebral air embolism due to a central venous catheter in the computed tomogram].

Abstract

A case of air embolism to the brain occurred via a disconnected central venous catheter. Computed tomography disclosed a number of small air bubbles in the right hemisphere. If the clinician suspects air embolism a CT scan should be obtained immediately to verify the presence of intracerebral air. On later CT scans only secondary effects like in any… (More)

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@article{Neubauer1988ACA, title={[A cerebral air embolism due to a central venous catheter in the computed tomogram].}, author={Nicolas Neubauer and Helmut Umek and Wolfgang Kristoferitsch}, journal={Rontgen-Blatter; Zeitschrift fur Rontgen-Technik und medizinisch-wissenschaftliche Photographie}, year={1988}, volume={41 11}, pages={462-4} }