SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care I
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Acute gas embolism (AGE) is an extremely rare but potentially catastrophic procedural complication related to inadvertent introduction of air into vasculature. Most cases are iatrogenic and may occur during surgery, fluid infusion, central venous catheter insertion, pacemaker or defibrillator placement, needle biopsy, colonoscopy, positive pressure ventilation and chest trauma. We describe a case of AGE presumably secondary to bone marrow biopsy.