Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1650--1654

Cerebral air embolism during percutaneous computed tomography scan-guided liver biopsy


Dengjun Sun1, Ping Sui1, Weiwei Zhang1, Liangming Zhang1, Hao Xu2 
1 Department of Medical Oncology, The Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong, China
2 Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong, China

Correspondence Address:
Hao Xu
Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University, Yantai, Shandong
China

Purpose: The objective of the study is to explore the etiology, clinical manifestations, imaging features, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of cerebral air embolism complicated computed tomography (CT) scan-guided percutaneous liver biopsy. Materials and Methods: A case of air embolism was developed in the brain during a CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the liver. In addition, retrospective analysis was performed on the previously reported typical cases of cerebral air embolism secondary to CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy. Results: Cerebral air embolism has been recognized as a potentially fatal but extremely rare complication following CT-guided percutaneous liver or lung biopsy. It was usually caused by cough, positive pressure ventilation, incorrect puncture position, repeated punctures, cavity or cyst in the target sites, and vascular inflammatory lesions. Conclusions: Clinicians should focus on timely and correct diagnosis of this complication during their interventional procedures. The current main treatment for this complication has been hyperbaric oxygen therapy.


How to cite this article:
Sun D, Sui P, Zhang W, Zhang L, Xu H. Cerebral air embolism during percutaneous computed tomography scan-guided liver biopsy.J Can Res Ther 2018;14:1650-1654


How to cite this URL:
Sun D, Sui P, Zhang W, Zhang L, Xu H. Cerebral air embolism during percutaneous computed tomography scan-guided liver biopsy. J Can Res Ther [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Dec 4 ];14:1650-1654
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