Post Obstructive Pulmonary Edema: A Rare and Preventable Etiology of Postoperative Respiratory Distress

Amine Ghalem
2017 Journal of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Therapy  
We report the case of a 25-year-old man who developed Postobstructive pulmonary edema after an elective surgery of an inguinal hernia. Postobstructive pulmonary edema is a rare and severe complication of general anesthesia. Differential diagnosis includes other causes of early postoperative respiratory distress. Treatment is supportive. Identification of risk situation and compliance with anesthesia/postoperative care guidelines are the keystones of prevention.
doi:10.19080/jocct.2017.06.555696 fatcat:zt2hqk3gb5gwpjmld36vmr43si