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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 531-533

Severe venous air embolism in a paediatric patient undergoing neurosurgical procedure


1 MD, Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-110 060, India
2 MD, FFARCS, PGDHHM, Senior Consultant & Chairperson, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-110 060, India

Correspondence Address:
Naresh Dua
Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-110 060
India
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Venous air embolism (VAE) is a well-recognized complication and twice much common in children undergoing neurosurgical operations. A case of catastrophic presentation of venous air embolism during perioperative period is hereby reported. Early detection by adequate vigilant monitoring techniques and appropriate management of VAE as well as massive blood transfusion to replace the severe blood loss made the successful outcome.


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