Adult respiratory distress syndrome after radical neck dissection

Tiberiu Ezri, Peter Szmuk, Benzion Shklar, Itzak Poria, Ami Schattner, David Soroker

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Abstract

The clinical management of an unusual case of postoperative ARDS is reported. A few hours following neck surgery and septic insult, the patient developed unexpected ARDS. Aetiologic and supportive treatment were successfully instituted and after 72 hours of intensive therapy, the patient's clinical status improved. The very short time lapse between the septic insult and appearance of ARDS is emphasized. A brief literature review on aetiology, diagnosis and therapy of sepsis, as well as some pertinent aspects concerning the pathogenesis of ARDS and its linkage to sepsis are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-663
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1993

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Keywords

  • lung: respiratory distress syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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