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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2008;26(2): 146-148.
위장관 내시경 시행 중 발생한 대뇌공기색전증
송동범, 조현지 예병석 허지회
연세대학교 의과대학 신경과학교실
Cerebral Air Embolism Following a Gastroscopy
Dong Beom Song
Department of Neurology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Cerebral air embolism, the entry of air into the cerebral artery, is an iatrogenic clinical problem in most cases, which may result in seizure, severe neurologic deficits and even death. Although cerebral air embolism may result from almost all procedures that are performed in clinical specialties, occurrence following a gastroscopy is very rare. We report a patient who developed cerebral air embolism following a gastroscopy.KeyWords:Cerebral air embolism, Gastroscopy, Hyperbaric oxygen