T. M. DURANT, M.D.
Although air embolism is an infrequent complication of diagnostic and therapeutic measures, it is so startling and dramatic in its manifestations as to have been long a subject of great interest. Its occurrence has not been limited to any one field of medicine. Otolaryngologists have reported cases following antrum puncture (Garding,1 Bacher2). Gynecologists have observed the condition in induced abortion, and also in version in cases of placenta praevia (Fink,3 Gough4). In the field of general surgery it has apparently been most common in operations on the neck. This is probably due to the size of the venous channels in
DURANT TM. THE OCCURRENCE OF CORONARY AIR EMBOLISM IN ARTIFICIAL PNEUMOTHORAX1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:1625–1632. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-12-1625
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(12):1625-1632.
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