Spontaneous pulmonary air embolism in a child undergoing procedural deep sedation: Case report and review of the literature

F. T. Osi, A. Chiaretti, D. Buonsenso, S. Mensi, O. Genovese, M. Pittiruti, G. Conti

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Abstract

We performed a systematic review of the literature starting from a real case of venous air embolism (VAE) in a young infant undergoing central catheterization during procedural sedation. Air embolism due to internal jugular vein catheterization during procedural sedation is very rare, but it is a potentially life-threatening complication of central catheterization that warrants attention. To our knowledge, this is the first case published in a similar scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7916-7919
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume22
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Air embolism
  • Children
  • Deep sedation
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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