Massive cerebral air embolism on ante mortem CT head following pneumothorax in a child with pneumonia.

@article{Azad2011MassiveCA,
  title={Massive cerebral air embolism on ante mortem CT head following pneumothorax in a child with pneumonia.},
  author={Chandrika Azad and Veena Parmar and Purnima Aggarwal},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={490-2}
}
Cerebral air embolism (CAE) is a rarely reported complication of a common condition like pneumothorax, presenting with deterioration of sensorium and cardiovascular instability. We report a case of 3-year-old male who developed pneumothorax after positive pressure ventilation followed by deterioration of sensorium. CT head revealed massive CAE.