Multifocal Stroke From Ozone Gas Emboli

Update item information
Title Multifocal Stroke From Ozone Gas Emboli
Creator Paul R. Freund, Laila Alshafai, Edward A. Margolin
Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (PRF, EAM), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; and Department of Medical Imaging (LA), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Abstract A 34-year-old man with chronic neck pain was treated with regular cervical paravertebral ozone injections. After his last injection, he experienced a syncopal episode and, upon awakening, was found to have ataxia, aphasia, hemiparesis, and left sixth nerve palsy. Computed tomographic angiography demonstrated intra-arterial gas in the right vertebral artery; multiple posterior circulation infarcts were seen on brain MRI. This case illustrates the potential dangers of paravertebral injections of ozone.
OCR Text Show
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Date 2019-12
Type Text
Source Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, December 2019, Volume 39, Issue 4
Language eng
Rights Management © North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Publication Type Journal Article
ARK ark:/87278/s6wx38sn
Setname ehsl_novel_jno
Date Created 2021-01-15
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1645548
Reference URL
Back to Search Results