What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of venous air embolism (VAE)?

Updated: Dec 30, 2017
  • Author: Brenda L Natal, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Chest radiography may be normal or may show gas in the pulmonary arterial system, pulmonary arterial dilatation, focal oligemia (Westermark sign), and/or pulmonary edema. [11, 15, 22]


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