Iatrogenic venous air embolism during contrast enhanced computed tomography: a report of two cases

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Venous air embolism (VAE) is a known complication of venous access procedures such as contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT). Although a massive VAE can be fatal, most iatrogenic VAE cases during CECT involve a few milliliters of air and are asymptomatic. We report two cases of massive and nonfatal VAE during CECT. Both cases involve the inadvertent… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10140-003-0270-y

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@article{Pham2003IatrogenicVA, title={Iatrogenic venous air embolism during contrast enhanced computed tomography: a report of two cases}, author={Keith L. Pham and Allen J. Cohen}, journal={Emergency Radiology}, year={2003}, volume={10}, pages={147-151} }