Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases

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Short Communication - Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases (2017) Volume 2, Issue 3

Treatment of endoscopy associated cerebral gas embolism.

Arterial gas embolisms, albeit rare [1], can have devastating outcomes. Iatrogenic cases have mortality of 16% at hospital discharge and 21% at one year [2]. Embolization of gas during endoscopy is a rare complication with only a few cases having been reported [3] including three of our own [4]. The inciting pathophysiology remains unclear.

Author(s): Jeffrey Cooper*

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