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Quadriplegia following venous air embolism during posterior fossa exploration. A case report

dc.contributor.authorDu Toit H.J.
dc.contributor.authorRose Innes A.P.
dc.contributor.authorLe Roux D.
dc.contributor.authorDe La Harpe C.P.
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-18T14:57:41Z
dc.date.available2011-03-18T14:57:41Z
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/7587
dc.descriptionArticle
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstractA frequent complication of posterior fossa exploration with the patient in the sitting position is venous air embolism. Spinal cord deficits following such a mishap have rarely been reported. We report a case in which a patient who suffered venous air embolism developed quadriplegia from the C6 level. The mechanisms of passage of air into the arterial system are discussed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Group
dc.titleQuadriplegia following venous air embolism during posterior fossa exploration. A case reporten_ZA
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionPublisher’s version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journal


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