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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can air embolism occur with less than 1/8 of 1 ml (a small bubble) of air in a syringe? just wondering.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 50 years experience
Not likely: The volume of the tiny bubble is unlikely to survive the trip to the lung.
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