Cerebral air embolism should be considered in case of stroke symptoms during any invasive procedure. Transport to a hospital with neurosurgical/hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) facility could improve the outcome for the patient. Absence of air on computed tomography (CT) scan should not disqualify a patient from HBOT if air embolism is suspected.

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