Multifocal Stroke From Ozone Gas Emboli

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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.
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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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wx38sn
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