Air Bubbles Introduced From Peripheral Intravenous Lines Into the Cerebral Venous System

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Title Air Bubbles Introduced From Peripheral Intravenous Lines Into the Cerebral Venous System
Creator Jonathan C. Horton
Affiliation Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Abstract In the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Rossiter-Thornton et al (1) illustrate air from a peripheral intravenous line lodged in the superior ophthalmic vein of an 83-year-old woman. We reported a similar case 25 years ago; our case differed in that air was trapped in the cavernous sinus (2). Numerous case reports have documented this phenomenon, with air bubbles visible on head computerized tomography imaging in 27/12,880 (0.2%) of patients after intravenous line placement.
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Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Date 2019-09
Type Text
Source Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, September 2019, Volume 39, Issue 3
Language eng
Rights Management © North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Publication Type Journal Article
ARK ark:/87278/s6kx15jq
Setname ehsl_novel_jno
Date Created 2020-09-25
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1595900
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6kx15jq
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