Definition of Cerebral arterial gas embolism (CAGE)
Cerebral arterial gas embolism (CAGE): Gas bubbles traveling and lodging (embolizing) in the arteries that supply the brain with blood (and oxygen).
Gas emboli in the brain can lead to a stroke-like condition with disorientation, difficulty walking and talking, coma, and death.
For example, even a single breath of helium can cause CAGE.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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