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Postextubation pulmonary edema: an unusual cause of transient pulmonary edema

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K Carels ,

Department of Radiology, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium, BE
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V Herpels,

Department of Radiology, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium, BE
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L Cardoen,

Department of Radiology, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium, BE
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C Lecluyse,

Department of Radiology, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium, BE
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S Traen,

Department of Radiology, AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium, BE
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J Verschakelen

Department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven (Gasthuisberg), Leuven, Belgium, BE
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Abstract

We report a case of sudden onset of respiratory distress caused by pulmonary edema due to laryngospasm. The diagnosis was established by the clinical context and chest X-ray. A CT-scan was performed to narrow down the differential diagnosis and to confirm the diagnosis. Postextubation pulmonary edema due to laryngospasm is a rare entity with a typical clinical and radiographic presentation.

Keywords: Lung, fluid
How to Cite: Carels K, Herpels V, Cardoen L, Lecluyse C, Traen S, Verschakelen J. Postextubation pulmonary edema: an unusual cause of transient pulmonary edema. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2013;96(1):17–8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.165
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Published on 01 Jan 2013.
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