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Negative Pressure Pulmonary Oedema – Lessons learnt

HD Arun Kumar, Rohith Krishna, Kush Goyal

Keywords : Laryngospasm, negative pressure pulmonary oedema, ventilation

Citation Information : Kumar HA, Krishna R, Goyal K. Negative Pressure Pulmonary Oedema – Lessons learnt. Indian J Respir Care 2015; 4 (1):581-584.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-04112

License: NA

Published Online: 02-12-2022

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A 56 year old female patient belonging to American Society of Anaesthesiologists Physical Status (ASA-PS) 1 underwent emergency laparoscopic appendectomy. Surgery was uneventful. After reversal of the neuromuscular blockade and extubation, patient sustained acute upper airway obstruction due to laryngospasm and developed negative pressure pulmonary oedema, which resolved after a period of about 15 hours of mechanical ventilation.

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