Unilateral pulmonary edema following acute subglottic edema

Hiroshi Morisaki, Ryoichi Ochiai, Junzo Takeda, Masao Nagano

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Presented here is a case of unilateral pulmonary edema following acute subglottic edema after removal of an endotracheal tube. A 3-year-old boy, diagnosed as having nondiphtheric croup and pectus excavatum deformity, was scheduled for repair of a cleft lip. No complication occurred during the operation. After removal of the endotracheal tube, he showed dyspnea and cyanosis and was later found to have acute subglottic edema. After reintubation of the trachea, frothy pink fluid was discharged from the tube, and chest roentgenogram showed a right-sided alveolar infiltrate. Many factors may cause unilateral pulmonary edema, but it is suggested that acute subglottic edema and unilateral bronchial fragility strongly affected this episode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990


  • Anesthesia, pediatric, extubation
  • airway, subglottic edema
  • complications, unilateral pulmonary edema

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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