Acute Coronary Artery Air Embolism Following CT-Guided Lung Biopsy
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CT-guided needle biopsy is a common procedure for obtaining a tissue diagnosis and consequently correctly managing patients. This procedure has many potential complications, ranging from simple pneumothorax or self-limiting hemoptysis to life-threatening pulmonary hemorrhage and air embolism. Though the latter is a rare complication of CT-guided needle biopsy, it has attracted a lot of interest. We report a case of right coronary air embolism resulting in myocardial infarction after a CT-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the lung.
KeywordsAir embolism Coronary Artery CT-guided needle biopsy Lung
We are grateful to Dr. Sana’ Alsukhun, Mrs. Tharwa Bilbeisi and Mr. Ahmad Alghareib for their editorial assistance in the preparation of this manuscript.
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