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Ann Card Anaesth. 2014 Apr-Jun;17(2):161-3. doi: 10.4103/0971-9784.129878.

Post extubation negative pressure pulmonary edema due to posterior mediastinal cyst in an infant.

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna, Bihar, India.


A 3-month-old male child underwent uneventful inguinal herniotomy under general anesthesia. After extubation, airway obstruction followed by pulmonary edema appeared for which the baby was reintubated and ventilated. The baby made a complete recovery and extubated after about 2 h. A post-operative computed tomography scan revealed a posterior mediastinal cystic mass abutting the tracheal bifurcation. Presumably, extrinsic compression by the mass on the tracheal bifurcation led to the development of negative pressure pulmonary edema.

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