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Korean J Anesthesiol. 1995 Apr;28(4):594-599. Korean. Case Report.
Cho HK , Oh SC , Park SR , Shin YS , Yoon SH , Lee JU .
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Taejon, Korea.

A frequent dilemma facing the anesthesiologist is the patient with respiratory tract symptoms. The risks of anesthesia and surgery in these patients have not been clearly established. We present a case in which a potentially serious respiratory complication had arisen. The patient had symptoms of coughing and mucous production. She was a heavy smoker. However, there was no history of pulmonary disease. This report describes a patient who developed left upper lobar collapse after induction of general anesthesia and tachydysrhythmia resulting in ventricular tachycardia and myocardial ischemia.

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