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A lady presented in the emergency department with a stab injury to the left side of the abdomen. She was hemodynamically stable and a contrast enhanced CT scan revealed a laceration in spleen. Laparoscopy was planned, however, the patients P02 suddenly dropped as soon as the pneumoperitoneum was created. What is the most likely cause?
|A||Gaseous embolism through splenic vessels|
|B||Injury to the left lobe of the diaphragm|
|C||Inferior vena cava compression|
|D||Injury to colon|
Ans. A Gaseous embolism through splenic vessels