Systemic air embolism during preoperative pulmonary marking with a short hook wire and suture system under CT fluoroscopy guidance

Toshihiro Iguchi, Takashi Yoshioka, Masahiko Muro, Kohji Miyasho, Daisaku Inoue, Takao Hiraki, Susumu Kanazawa

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Abstract

We encountered a case of systemic air embolism during preoperative pulmonary marking with a short hook wire and suture system under CT fluoroscopy guidance. The pulmonary tumor was present in the right S3, and the procedural position was supine. The patient experienced cardiac symptoms, and systemic air embolism was confirmed on CT images. With the patient in the Trendelenburg position, 100% oxygen was immediately administered as therapy for the embolism. Subsequently, the symptoms and systemic air embolism were resolved. The patient underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic wedge resection after 5 days and was then discharged without any sequelae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-388
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Radiology
Volume27
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Keywords

  • Air embolism
  • Computed tomography
  • Lung
  • Marking
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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