Air Embolism During Coiling Procedure

  • Vipul GuptaEmail author


A 48-year-old male presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage (Fig. 51.1a). He was clinically well preserved. DSA and 3D angiography revealed a dissecting aneurysm of right vertebral artery (Fig. 51.1b, c). Left vertebral artery was also dissected with almost complete occlusion (not shown). The case was planned for stent-assisted coiling.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurointerventional Surgery, Stroke UnitArtemis Agrim Institute of NeuroscienceGurgaonIndia

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