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Korean J Crit Care Med > Volume 20(1); 2005 > Article
Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2005;20(1): 82-86.
Acute Pulmonary Edema following Failed Intubation: A Case Report
Youn Jung Park, Dong Hee Woo, Rim Soo Won, Young Ryong Choi, Mi Hwa Chung
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. mhchung20@hanmail.net
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.
Key Words: Laryngospasm; Pulmonary edema
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