Peripheral intravenous infusion - Another cause of air embolism

I. Levy, R. Mosseri, B. Garty

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We report an unusual complication of intravenous infusion. A 4-week-old baby developed acute cardiopulmonary distress because of air embolism caused by improper preparation of peripheral intravenous set. The estimated amount of infused air was 12 ml (approximately 3.5 ml/kg). The infant recovered promptly after short supportive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-386
Number of pages2
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996


  • Air embolism
  • Intravenous infusion


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