Acute stroke from air embolism to the middle cerebral artery following upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Abstract

Acute stroke from cerebral-artery air embolism is a very rare occurrence during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Computed tomography is a quick and reliable method of detecting cerebral air embolism if performed within an appropriate timeframe. We found 20 reported cases of air embolism with EGD in the literature; only seven of those resulted in cerebral… (More)
DOI: 10.2484/rcr.v5i1.359

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