publication . Article . 2007

Rapid Onset Acute Epiglottitis Leading to Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema

V Saraswat; P V Madhu; Suresh S Kumar;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, volume 51, issue 5, pages 429-429 (issn: 0019-5049, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Pulmonary edema is a potentially life-threatening complication of acute airway obstruction. It develops rapidly, without warning, in young healthy individuals. Two forms of post-obstructive pulmonary edema (POPE) (also known as negative pressure pulmonary edema, NPPE) have been identified. POPE I follows sudden, severe upper airway obstruction. POPE II occurs following surgical relief of chronic upper airway obstruction. Treatment for both is supportive. Full and rapid recovery can be expected with appropriate management. A case report of a middle aged man with acute onset epiglottitis who developed negative pressure pulmonary edema after intubation is presented...
free text keywords: Acute epiglottitis; Negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE); Post-obstructive pulmonary edema (POPE), lcsh:Anesthesiology, lcsh:RD78.3-87.3
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