Cerebral air embolism occurring at angiography and diagnosed by computerized tomography. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1984 Jan;60(1):177-8. doi: 10.3171/jns.1984.60.1.0177.


A case of air embolism complicating cerebral angiography is presented. The presence of the embolism was confirmed with high-resolution computerized tomography scans using appropriate window settings.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Angiography / adverse effects*
  • Embolism, Air / diagnostic imaging
  • Embolism, Air / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / etiology*
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*