Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1650-1654

Cerebral air embolism during percutaneous computed tomography scan-guided liver biopsy


1 Department of Medical Oncology, The Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong, China
2 Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong, China

Correspondence Address:
Hao Xu
Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong
China
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_1035_17

Rights and Permissions

Purpose: The objective of the study is to explore the etiology, clinical manifestations, imaging features, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of cerebral air embolism complicated computed tomography (CT) scan-guided percutaneous liver biopsy. Materials and Methods: A case of air embolism was developed in the brain during a CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the liver. In addition, retrospective analysis was performed on the previously reported typical cases of cerebral air embolism secondary to CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy. Results: Cerebral air embolism has been recognized as a potentially fatal but extremely rare complication following CT-guided percutaneous liver or lung biopsy. It was usually caused by cough, positive pressure ventilation, incorrect puncture position, repeated punctures, cavity or cyst in the target sites, and vascular inflammatory lesions. Conclusions: Clinicians should focus on timely and correct diagnosis of this complication during their interventional procedures. The current main treatment for this complication has been hyperbaric oxygen therapy.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed460    
    Printed14    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded32    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal