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FORUM ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 103-106

Venous gas embolism in operative hysteroscopy: A devastating complication in a relatively simple surgery


1 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dr. Balwant Singh's Hospital Inc., Georgetown, Guyana
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Balwant Singh's Hospital Inc., Georgetown, Guyana

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Amit Verma
Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dr. Balwant Singh's Hospital Inc., 314 East Street, Georgetown 101049
Guyana
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DOI: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_235_15

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Venous air embolism can be a catastrophic iatrogenic complication during operative hysteroscopy and makes this simple surgical procedure very risky, especially with the lack of knowledge about its prevention, presentation, and immediate management. Three out of 13 hysteroscopic myoma resections at our center had venous gas embolism (VGE). The prevention, diagnosis, and management of VGE are described in this report of three cases.


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