Retrograde cerebral venous air embolism following difficult intubation

  • Pierre HuetteEmail author
  • Camille Daumin
  • Osama Abou Arab
  • Yazine Mahjoub
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This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineAmiens University HospitalAmiensFrance

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