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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108--112

Fatal cerebral arterial gas embolism after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography


1 Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwantpur, Bangalore - 560 055, India,
2 Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA-5000,

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Pradeep Rangappa
Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwantpur, Bangalore - 560 055, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.56061

PMID: 19881196

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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.






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