Fatal venous air embolism during emergence from anesthesia

Teng Kuei Hsieh, Ja Ping Hsieh, Ming Chung Lin, Shung Tai Ho, Chung-Hsi Hsing, Jhi Joung Wang, Chin Chen Chu

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摘要

We describe a case of the sudden onset of cardiovascular collapse during emergence from anesthesia resulting from a massive venous air embolism, which was detected by transesophageal echocardiography. We present this case to remind anesthesiologists to be aware of the risk of a sudden return of air trapped in the venous system during emergence from anesthesia. The air is freed because the sympathetic tone is increased, muscle-pumping power is regained, ventilation shifts from positive-pressure to negative-pressure spontaneous ventilation, and the patient is repositioned after surgery.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)138-142
頁數5
期刊Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica
47
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 九月 2009
對外發佈Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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