What Is Cerebral Gas Embolism (CGE)?
Symptoms and signs of Gas Embolism, or the presence of bubbles of air (or any other gas) in the circulation, varies widely and its consequences range from mild discomfort (seen as microbubbles in decompression illness) to causing rapid death, particularly when caused by various invasive medical/surgical procedures, but occasionally also seen as diving accidents.
Upon entering the vascular system, gas bubbles follow the blood stream until they obstruct small vessels.
Depending on the access route, gas embolism may be classified as venous or arterial gas embolism. Diagnosis is based on the sudden occurrence of neurological and/or cardio-respiratory manifestations.
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