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Cerebral gas embolism is a rare and potentially fatal event that may occur as a complication of medical procedures and trauma. Radiologic diagnosis is remarkable and favours immediate treatment. We present an unusual case of massive fatal cerebral air embolism, diagnosed with multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT), where final appearance resembled a negative contrast angiogram.
A female patient born with a meningomyelocele developed chronic renal insufficiency. She underwent kidney transplantation from a cadaver donor when she was 20 years old.
The patient presented with persistent haematuria and haemoptysis 6 months after the procedure. A chest CT scan demonstrated multiple lung …