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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 108-112
Bioline Code: cm09026
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 108-112

 en Fatal cerebral arterial gas embolism after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
Rangappa, Pradeep; Uhde, Britta; Byard, Roger W; Wurm, Alex & Thomas, Peter D

Abstract

We report the case of a 50-year-old woman undergoing elective endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, who developed coma and hemiparesis secondary to severe cerebral artery gas embolism. Despite prompt diagnosis and early hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO 2 ) she developed severe cerebral edema and died within 24 h.

Keywords
Cerebral arterial gas embolism, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, hyperbaric oxygen (HBO 2 )

 
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