Venous Gas Embolism (VGE) During Hysteroscopic Endometrial Ablation: Report of Five Cases and Review of the Literature

ConclusionWhile entrainment of some air/gas bubbles is common during hysteroscopy, life-threatening/fatal VGE is rare (1/1140 cases). Situational awareness and strict adherence to certain principles including understanding the conditions, prerequisites and pathophysiology of VGE, attention to surgical principles and operative technique, close communication with the anesthesiologist and early therapeutic intervention are of paramount importance to avoid this rare but potentially serious complication.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: J Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Tags: International Journal of Women's Health Source Type: research
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Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
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Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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