Fatal Venous Air Embolism During Shoulder Arthroscopy

Zmistowski, Benjamin; Austin, Luke; Ciccotti, Michael; Ricchetti, Eric; Williams Jr., Gerald
September 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Sep2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 11, p2125
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a forty-seven-year-old woman with a history of severe pain in the right shoulder. The patient undergo the distal claviscular excision in which a sudden influx of air was observed in conjunction with athroscopic fluid. The transesophageal echocardiogram showed a dilated hypokinetic right ventricle through multidetector computed tomography angiogram.


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