A case of retrograde venous air embolism causing cerebral infarction following upper gastrointestinal endoscopy: A novel pathophysiological mechanism

Hasaam H.U. Uldin, Amr A.S. Shabana, Osama Raslan

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Abstract

The incidence of cerebral infarction following upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures is well described in the existing literature, with most mechanisms involving arterial travel of the embolus. We describe a case of cerebral infarction not explained by previously described mechanisms and detail the proposed occurrence of retrograde venous air embolism causing cerebral infarction following an upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1093-1096
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Cerebral air embolism
  • Endoscopic trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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