[abstract] FATAL IATROGENIC AIR EMBOLISM IN ASHERMAN'S SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT.

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[abstract] FATAL IATROGENIC AIR EMBOLISM IN ASHERMAN'S SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT.

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Title: [abstract] FATAL IATROGENIC AIR EMBOLISM IN ASHERMAN'S SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT.
Author: Wirjosemito, SA; Hatsell, CP
Abstract: Air embolism can occur from either a diving activity or iatrogenic source. We report an unusual case of massive air embolism in a 26 year-old female who had Asherman's syndrome, undergoing a hysteroscopy. She was treated with immediate cardiopulmonary bypass, followed by hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), to no avail. A transcranial doppler instrument was used to document progressive deterioration of the middle cerebral artery blood flow. This instrument has potential application in measuring the response of cerebral vascular occlusion to therapy. Although air embolism in gynecologic procedures is extremely rare, we must be aware of the possibility of this potentially fatal complication.
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting held 6-11 June 1989. Hawaiian Regent Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (http://www.uhms.org)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/6786
Date: 1989

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