J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2008 May;26(2):146-148.

Cerebral Air Embolism Following a Gastroscopy

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jhheo@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Cerebral air embolism, the entry of air into the cerebral artery, is an iatrogenic clinical problem in most cases, which may result in seizure, severe neurologic deficits and even death. Although cerebral air embolism may result from almost all procedures that are performed in clinical specialties, occurrence following a gastroscopy is very rare. We report a patient who developed cerebral air embolism following a gastroscopy.

Keyword

Cerebral air embolism; Gastroscopy; Hyperbaric oxygen
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