Pulmonary edema following relief of upper airway obstruction

S. Sofer, J. Bar-Ziv, S. M. Scharf

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Abstract

In six pediatric patients, pulmonary edema (PE) appeared on chest x-ray film following intubation for upper airway obstruction (UAO). In spite of the x-ray appearance of PE, there was generally no concomitant physiologic or clinical decline. Only one of the patients required positive airway pressure following intubation. We conclude that PE on chest x-ray film following intubation for UAO is not uncommon, and may not be a harbinger of clinical and/or physiologic deterioration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume86
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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