MANAGEMENT OF CRISES DURING ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY. PART XII: EMBOLISM
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
Volume 23, Issue 1, Pages 82-84
AbstractMANAGEMENT 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.
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.
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