Korean J Crit Care Med.  2005 Jun;20(1):82-86.

Acute Pulmonary Edema following Failed Intubation: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. mhchung20@hanmail.net

Abstract

Pulmonary edema that follows upper airway obstruction may occur in a variety of clinical situations. Post anesthetic laryngospasm has been implicated as the most frequent cause of this syndrome. Risk factors for development of post laryngospasm pulmonary edema include difficult intubation; nasal, oral, or pharyngeal surgical site; and obesity with obstructive apnea. We report a case that developed acute bilateral pulmonary edema after laryngospasm induced by failed intubation.

Keyword

Laryngospasm; Pulmonary edema

MeSH Terms

Airway Obstruction
Apnea
Intubation*
Laryngismus
Obesity
Pulmonary Edema*
Risk Factors
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