Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81--84

Coronary artery air embolism complicating a CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy


Ashwin Deshmukh1, Nirav Kadavani1, Ritu Kakkar1, Shrinivas Desai1, Ganapathi M Bhat2 
1 Department of Radiology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Medical Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ashwin Deshmukh
Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029, India, Residential Address: 37, Vikas Nagar, Hotgi Road, Solapur - 413 003
India

Coronary arterial air embolism is an extremely rare but readily recognizable condition on computed tomography (CT) that may complicate a lung biopsy. We present an incidence of symptomatic air embolism into the right coronary artery during a percutaneous CT-guided lung biopsy that was successfully recognized during the procedure and managed accordingly. An active search for this complication should be made when the patient deteriorates on table and the usual complications (pneumothorax, vasovagal shock, etc.) are ruled out, as immediate resuscitative measures could be life-saving.


How to cite this article:
Deshmukh A, Kadavani N, Kakkar R, Desai S, Bhat GM. Coronary artery air embolism complicating a CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2019;29:81-84


How to cite this URL:
Deshmukh A, Kadavani N, Kakkar R, Desai S, Bhat GM. Coronary artery air embolism complicating a CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 12 ];29:81-84
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