Arterial air embolism after penetrating lung injury

P. Halpern, A. Greenstein, Y. Melamed, U. Taitelman, I. Sznajder, F. Zveibil

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We present a case of cerebral air embolism after a gunshot wound to the lung, combined with mechanical ventilation. Hyperbaric and pharmacologic therapy resulted in complete recovery. The discussion focuses on hyperbaric therapy as the mainstay of treatment, the importance of prophylactic measures, and prompt diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-393
Number of pages2
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983


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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Halpern, P., Greenstein, A., Melamed, Y., Taitelman, U., Sznajder, I., & Zveibil, F. (1983). Arterial air embolism after penetrating lung injury. Unknown Journal, 11(5), 392-393.