Fatal Venous Gas Embolism During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography After Simultaneous Deployment of 2 Self-Expandable Metallic Stents Article (Faculty180)

cited authors

  • Chuang, Justin; Kuang, Rebecca; Ramadugu, Ajit; Patel, Dipen; Sharma, Sachit; Shrestha, Kishan; Burlen, Jordan; Nawras, Ali


  • Gas embolisms are a rare complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). While there have been multiple reports of ERCP-associated air embolisms, only 2 case reports using oral cholangioscopy and CO insufflation have been reported in the literature. We present a unique case of a fatal CO venous air embolism during ERCP without using cholangioscopy and with no intentional CO insufflation of the biliary tree.


publication date

  • 2022

published in

start page

  • e00873


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