Print ISSN: 1683-3589

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Keywords : CRISES DURING ANESTHESIA


MANAGEMENT OF CRISES DURING ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY. PART XII: EMBOLISM

Salam N Asfar; Jasim M Salman

Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2017, Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 82-84
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2017.132427

MANAGEMENT OF CRISES DURING ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY. PART XII: EMBOLISM

Salam N Asfar@ & Jasim M Salman#
@MB, ChB, MSc, Professor of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, University of Basrah. #MB,ChB, DA, FICMS, Lecturer & Consultant Anesthesiologist, College of Medicine, University of Basrah, IRAQ.

EMBOLISM
E
mbolism can occur unexpectedly and unpredictably during anesthesia, causing a diagnostic and management dilemma for the anesthesiologist.

Types of embolus:
Embolism may result from: intravascular gas such as; air, carbon dioxide, oxygen or nitrogen. It can also occur due to thrombus, amniotic fluid, fat, bone marrow, aggregated blood components, and a multiplicity of foreign bodies such as cannula fragments.