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August 1979

Delayed Hyperbaric Treatment of Cerebral Air Embolism: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine and the Marine Biomedical Institute, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(8):504-505. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500440074015

• A 23-year-old woman with Eisenmenger's complex had a cerebral air embolism with resultant severe neurologic impairment while undergoing phlebotomy for secondary polycythemia. She was treated with hyperbaric therapy 29 hours after the original accident with almost complete recovery of neurologic function.

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