oa South African Medical Journal - Massive venous air embolism
|Article Title||Massive venous air embolism|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Thoracic Surgery, Johannesburg General Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand **Rietfontein Hospital, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Mar 1964|
|Pages||202 - 208|
|Keyword(s)||Case report, Management, Massive venous air embolism, Pulmonology, Radiology and Surgery|
The accidental human case reported here together with the experimental results shows that, in the absence of a cardiac septal defect, air or oxygen injected into the systemic veins in a coarse stream does not traverse the lung capillaries.
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