Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema

A 23yo football player had a significant episode of laryngospasm following tonsillectomy which was treated with positive pressure and lidocaine.  He is now desaturating in the PACU.

(note, all residents should have access to Anesthesiology articles online if they receive the journal.  Many other journals are available with a USF account through MD Consult...just access it from the departmental home page)
  1. Broccard A, Liaudet L, Aubert J, et al.  Negative pressure post-tracheal extubation alveolar hemorrhage.  Anesth Analg 2001;92:273-5

Last updated 5/27/03 by Roy G. Soto, M.D.
© 2003, Roy G. Soto, M.D., and the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology