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|Title:||Suspected case of venous air embolism in an infant undergoing hip arthrogram.|
|Authors:||Sarantopoulos, S;Lew, J|
|Affiliation:||Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria.|
|Citation:||Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; 32(3): 423-5|
|Abstract:||An otherwise well ten-week-old girl underwent an air contrast hip arthrogram and application of a hip spica for a developmentally dislocated hip. The child displayed signs consistent with venous air embolism after injection of 5 ml of air into the hip joint. These signs included a decrease in arterial haemoglobin oxygen saturation as measured by pulse oximetry, decreased end-tidal carbon dioxide level and tachycardia. The signs initially resolved, but the patient deteriorated with injection of a further 5 ml of air. The patient responded to cessation of injection and resuscitative measures. The infant remained well postoperatively. The need for the use of air to confirm intra-articular placement of the needle prior to injection of contrast during a hip arthrogram is questioned.|
|Internal ID Number:||15264743|
Contrast Media.administration & dosage
Hip Dislocation, Congenital.radiography
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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