Negative pressure pulmonary edema post-appendicectomy

Joint Authors

al-Bshabshi, Ali A.
Ashraf, Tariq
Hadi, Sarah
Khan, Muhammad Abid
al-Qurani, Yahya Id

Source

Bahrain Medical Bulletin

Issue

Vol. 42, Issue 1 (31 Mar. 2020), pp.73-75, 3 p.

Publisher

King Hamad University Hospital

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Bahrain

No. of Pages

3

Main Topic

Pharmacy, Health & Medical Sciences

Abstract EN

Postoperative pulmonary edema is a rare life-threatening complication associated with general anesthesia.

Laryngospasms lead to forced inspiration, generating a large amount of negative intrathoracic pressure which leads to negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE).

It usually develops immediately after extubation.

We report a case of a young fit adult who developed NPPE after an uneventful appendectomy in the postoperative period.

This rare condition in the postoperative period is lethal if immediate remedial steps are not taken.

The anesthetist and paramedical staff in the recovery room should be well aware of this condition.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Bshabshi, Ali A.& Ashraf, Tariq& Hadi, Sarah& Khan, Muhammad Abid& al-Qurani, Yahya Id. 2020. Negative pressure pulmonary edema post-appendicectomy. Bahrain Medical Bulletin،Vol. 42, no. 1, pp.73-75.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958190

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Bshabshi, Ali A.…[et al.]. Negative pressure pulmonary edema post-appendicectomy. Bahrain Medical Bulletin Vol. 42, no. 1 (Mar. 2020), pp.73-75.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958190

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Bshabshi, Ali A.& Ashraf, Tariq& Hadi, Sarah& Khan, Muhammad Abid& al-Qurani, Yahya Id. Negative pressure pulmonary edema post-appendicectomy. Bahrain Medical Bulletin. 2020. Vol. 42, no. 1, pp.73-75.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958190

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 75

Record ID

BIM-958190