Retrograde Cerebral Air Embolism in a Patient with Intestinal Necrosis: A Case Report


TAYDAŞ O. , ONUR M. R. , AKPINAR E.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.34, no.4, pp.371-373, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/balkanmedj.2016.0292
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-373
  • Keywords: Mesenteric ischaemia, air embolism, necrosis, multidetector computed tomography, VENOUS CATHETER

Abstract

Background: Cerebral venous air embolism is a severe clinical condition related to an unfavourable outcome in patients with neurological impairment. Cerebral venous air embolism may occur secondarily to arterial or venous interventions. A rare mechanism of cerebral venous air embolism is retrograde embolism, which is characterized by gas flow in a direction that is opposite to that of the normal blood flow.