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Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 50, Issue 10, pp 1084–1085 | Cite as

Catastrophic venous air embolus during prostatectomy in the Trendelenburg position

  • Stavros G. Memtsoudis
  • Vinod Malhotra
Correspondence

Keywords

Metoclopramide Remifentanil Etomidate Droperidol Area Postrema 
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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stavros G. Memtsoudis
    • 1
  • Vinod Malhotra
    • 1
  1. 1.New York

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