Venous air embolism during deep brain stimulation surgery in an awake supine patient.

@article{Deogaonkar2005VenousAE,
  title={Venous air embolism during deep brain stimulation surgery in an awake supine patient.},
  author={Anupa Deogaonkar and Rafi Avitsian and Jaimie M. Henderson and Armin Schubert},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={32-5}
}
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus is used to improve Parkinsonian symptoms and reduce levodopa-induced motor complications in Parkinson's disease (PD). This procedure is usually performed with minimal or no sedation to allow accurate feedback from patients during surgery. Venous air embolism (VAE) has been previously reported in patients undergoing awake neurosurgical procedures for brain tumors or pallidotomy for PD. We describe a case of… CONTINUE READING