We describe a case of air embolism complicating neodymium-YAG laser resection of an endobronchial carcinoid tumor. A 27-year-old man experienced an acute neurologic syndrome during laser photoresection which responded to acute hyperbaric therapy.

Ross, Mohsenifar, Potkin, Roston, Shapiro, Alexander, , , (1988). Pathogenesis of cerebral air embolism during neodymium-YAG laser photoresection. Chest, 1988 Sep;94(3):660-2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3409759