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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2019 Nov 1;29(5):811-812. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivz168.

Platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome after pulmonary lobectomy: a rare entity with a difficult diagnosis.

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1
Department of Thoracic Surgery, "HYGEIA" Hospital, Athens, Greece.
2
Department of Cardiology, "MITERA" Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is a rare clinical entity. It is characterized by position-dependent dyspnoea and oxygen desaturation in the upright position with orthodeoxia resolving in the supine position, and is mainly associated with cardiac defects. Only 9 cases of post-lobectomy POS have been reported in the literature. We describe a case of POS in a woman who underwent a lobectomy and in whom POS was diagnosed and treated.

KEYWORDS:

Patent foramen ovalis; Platypnoea–orthodeoxia syndrome; Pulmonary lobectomy

PMID:
31280322
DOI:
10.1093/icvts/ivz168
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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