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Air embolism following bronchoscopy with fine needle aspiration: an unexpected complication

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dc.contributor.author Almas, E.T.
dc.contributor.author Casserly, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-10T13:44:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-10T13:44:34Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7212
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Flexible fibreoptic bronchoscopy with fine needle aspiration is a common procedure, useful in the diagnosis and assessment of lung disease. There are known complications associated with such a procedure that are well documented in the literature. However, there are only four cases of air embolus following fine needle aspiration during bronchoscopy described in the literature. Due to the varying clinical manifestations of the complication, it remains underrecognized by the clinical community and was not described at all by the most recent British Thoracic society 2013 statement on bronchoscopy. The following two case reports describe incidences where air emboli ensued following bronchoscopy with fine needle aspiration. They examine four notable, and arguably avoidable, risk factors that can exacerbate an air embolus and offer guidance on both imaging and treatment for any physician faced with a corresponding clinical picture en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Respiratory Medicine Case Reports;25, pp. 228-232
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmcr.2018.09.012
dc.subject bronchoscopy en_US
dc.subject needle aspiration en_US
dc.title Air embolism following bronchoscopy with fine needle aspiration: an unexpected complication en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.rmcr.2018.09.012
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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