Radiographic manifestations of venous air embolism

Kenneth W Kizer, P. C. Goodman

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Venous air embolism (VAE) is a well-known posttraumatic and iatrogenic complication. Three case studies are presented to illustrate the radiographic manifestations of VAE, which include air in the pulmonary artery, heart, and central veins; atelectasis; and pulmonary edema. The clinical manifestations of VAE, its initial management, and the occurrence of the adult respiratory distress syndrome after VAE are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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