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Pulmonary edema following laparoscopic bariatric surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16197797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because of the increased intra-abdominal pressure and the physiologic changes in the obese patient, laparoscopic bariatric surgery can aggravate perioperative pulmonary complications. A 23-year-old female with morbid obesity experienced pulmonary edema after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery. One lung was unintentionally ventilated for approximately 5 minutes during the operation. At the end of the operation, profuse pink frothy sputum emerged from the left lung. The chest roentgenogram showed the atelectasis and severe edema in the left lung superimposed on diffuse interstitial bilateral pulmonary edema. After aspiration of the secretions and oxygen supplementation, the patient recovered uneventfully.
Sung Jin Hong; Ji Young Lee; Jin Hwan Choi; Hae Jin Lee; Chang Hoon Choi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0960-8923     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-03     Completed Date:  2005-12-23     Revised Date:  2007-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1202-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Gastroplasty / adverse effects*
Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*
Treatment Outcome

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