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Foreign body embolus
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Foreign body embolus

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Contributors: Michael W. Winter MD, Ryan Hoefen MD, PhD
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Synopsis

Blockage of blood vessel due to foreign substance lodged in the bloodstream. Endovascular procedures such as coiling, catheterization, and thrombolysis may contribute to lesion formation. Small particles of PVP-treated catheters, or other materials, may become lodged and form inflammatory lesions. Most foreign body emboli will cause respiratory symptoms and tachycardia before causing neurologic symptoms in the absence of a patent foramen ovale. Signs and symptoms may also include tiredness, weakness, hemorrhage, hematoma, transient hemiparesis, and edema. Silent or asymptomatic cases may not be discovered unless suspected, and cross-sectional imaging is used.

Codes

ICD10CM:
T85.9XXA – Unspecified complication of internal prosthetic device, implant and graft, initial encounter

SNOMEDCT:
112646004  – Foreign Body Embolus

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Last Updated: 06/02/2017
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Foreign body embolus
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Foreign body embolus : Headache, Aphasia, Coma, Hemiplegia , Neck pain, Dyspnea, HR increased, Hypoxia
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