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Korean J Crit Care Med > Volume 20(2); 2005 > Article
Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2005;20(2): 187-191.
A Case of Pulmonary Edema which Developed after Difficult Endotracheal Intubation of Hunter Syndrome: A Case Report
Ha Jin Kim, Seok Hwa Yoon, Yoon Hee Kim, Hee Suk Yoon
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungnam University, Daejeon, Korea. seohwy@cnu.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Hunter syndrome is one of the mucopolysaccharidoses, characterized by abnormal accumulation and deposition of mucopolysaccharides in the tissues of several organs which are known to complicate anaesthetic and airway management. We experienced a case of pulmonary edema which developed during induction of general anesthesia of Hunter syndrome after several attempts of intubation and airway obstruction.
Key Words: Airway obstruction; Hunter syndrome; Pulmonary edema
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