Teaching neuroImages: Cerebral and cervical venous air embolism.


A brain CT, performed because of subacute pain and weakness in the left arm of a 61-year-old man, revealed cerebral and faciocervical venous gas emboli (figures 1 and 2). A peripheral IV catheter had been placed 2 hours prior to CT without incident of disconnection. A second CT, performed 2 hours later, showed only persistent gas in the cavernous sinus… (More)
DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31824f8044

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