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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 313-315

Gyriform infarction in cerebral air embolism: Imaging mimicker of status epilepticus


Department of Neurology, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University Charleston Division, Charleston, West Virginia, USA

Correspondence Address:
Konark Malhotra
Department of Neurology, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV 25301
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_94_17

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Cerebral air embolism (CAE) is a potentially fatal iatrogenic complication related to common procedures including central venous catheter (CVC) removal. We report an interesting case of CAE related to CVC removal that was further complicated with status epilepticus. Neuroimaging of CAE and status epilepticus could pose diagnostic dilemmas and require consideration of wide diagnostic differentials. We discuss the clinical presentation, mechanism, and diagnostic approach, especially neuroimaging to differentiate various etiologies in CAE patients.


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