Citation: Cureus. 12(6):e8708, 2020 Jun 20..Journal: Cureus.Published: ; 2020ISSN: 2168-8184.Full author list: Radwan S; Shepperd S.UI/PMID: 32582502.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Washington Hospital CenterDepartment(s): Medicine/Internal MedicineActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Case ReportsOnline resources: Click here to access onlineDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.8708 (Click here)Abbreviated citation: Cureus. 12(6):e8708, 2020 Jun 20.Abstract: Venous air embolism (VAE) is more frequently recognized nowadays with the increased use of computed tomography (CT). It may be detected during or even after intravenous contrast media injection. A wide range of clinical manifestations exist, ranging from an incidental finding in a clinically asymptomatic patient to obstructive shock and circulatory failure. Those found incidentally are usually small and have no significant effect on circulatory physiology. Larger air emboli, however, may be potentially fatal, and therefore it is important to recognize such a phenomenon in the setting of intravenous contrast media injection. Copyright (c) 2020, Radwan et al.