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Pulmonary Edema Following Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

Authors
  • Hong, Sung Jin
  • Lee, Ji Young
  • Choi, Jin Hwan
  • Lee, Hae Jin
  • Choi, Chang Hoon
Type
Published Article
Journal
Obesity Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2005
Volume
15
Issue
8
Pages
1202–1206
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1381/0960892055002211
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
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Abstract

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.

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