Cerebral air embolism is a severe complication which can occur during many invasive medical procedures. Its prognosis depends on early diagnosis and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We report a case of cerebral air embolism which occurred during a talc pleurodesis within a chest tube, in chest postoperative period. After early and appropriate treatment, we observed a significant functional recovery.
Gamerre, Gazon, Delafosse, Viale, , , , , (2012). [Cerebral air embolism complicating talc pleurodesis: case report]. Annales francaises d’anesthesie et de reanimation, 2012 Jun;31(6):547-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22632995