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Korean J Crit Care Med. 2010 Mar;25(1):48-51. English. Case Report.
Kim ES , Lee HJ , Park SC , Kim HY , Je HG , Hong JM .
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Jinhae Yousei Hospital, Jinhae, Korea.

Severe bronchospasm during cardiac surgery is an uncommon, but serious problem. A 52-year-old woman with a mosaic attenuation pattern on the whole lung field was scheduled for repair of an atrial septal defect under minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Bronchospasm developed intraoperatively, but the underlying ventilatory impairment, poor performance of one-lung ventilation and initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass delayed diagnosing and treating the bronchospasm. The bronchospasm induced severe pulmonary edema that required postoperative ventilatory care.

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