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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1992;25(4):772-776.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1992.25.4.772   
Tension Pneumothorax and Acute Pulmonary Edema Following Relief of Acute Upper Airway Obstruction.
Joong Ho Kim, Hyun Kyo Lim, Kyung Bong Yoon
1Department of Anesthesiology, Kon-kuk University, College of Medicine, Chungju, Korea.
2Department of Anesthesiology, Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Abstract
Pneumothorax and pulmomary edema can be produced as a complication during general anesthesia. The former which occurs during pressure ventilation is highly dangerous. It is characterized by a dramatic onset which is readily recongnized and demands immediate management. The latter may be developed after the upper airway obstruction has been relived due to the reduction of the intersitial hydrostatic pressure and increased capilary permeability. We experienced a case of pneumothorax and pulmonary edema that occurred after treatment for upper airway obstruction.
Key Words: Pneumothorax; Pulmonary edema; Airway obstruction
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