OJRad  Vol.3 No.3 , September 2013
Right Hemisphere Cerebral Infarction Due to Air Embolism from Percutaneous Lung Biopsy: A Case Report

Percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy is a common procedure in interventional radiology. Systemic arterial air embolism causing cerebral infarction is a rare but much feared complication of percutaneous lung biopsy. We present a comprehensive review of iatrogenic air embolism post-lung biopsy, a complication that is often sub optimally managed. Patho-physiology, clinical features, and risk factors and management are reviewed.

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C. Ahuja, Y. Kharoti, J. Critchfield and M. Chadha, "Right Hemisphere Cerebral Infarction Due to Air Embolism from Percutaneous Lung Biopsy: A Case Report," Open Journal of Radiology, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 130-132. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2013.33021.
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