Acute superior vena caval syndrome with airway obstruction following elective mediastinoscopy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209202
Title:
Acute superior vena caval syndrome with airway obstruction following elective mediastinoscopy.
Authors:
Power, C K; Buggy, D; Keogh, J
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthetics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.
Citation:
Anaesthesia. 1997 Oct;52(10):989-92.
Journal:
Anaesthesia
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209202
PubMed ID:
9370842
Abstract:
A 47-year-old female patient had a subclinical superior vena caval syndrome which developed into the 'full blown' acute condition when she was placed into the left lateral position after mediastinoscopy. She developed airway obstruction requiring urgent re-intubation and subsequent admission to the intensive care unit. This subclinical condition might have been suspected pre-operatively if closer attention had been paid to the history, physical examination and review of the computerised axial tomography scan: she had a history of intermittent dysponea, wheeze and cough which was worse on waking and improved as the day progressed, she had a positive Pemberton's sign and the computerised axial tomography scan showed that the lesion was encroaching on the superior vena cava.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Acute Disease; Airway Obstruction/*etiology; Female; Humans; *Laparoscopy; *Mediastinoscopy; Middle Aged; *Postoperative Complications; Posture; Superior Vena Cava Syndrome/diagnosis/*etiology
ISSN:
0003-2409 (Print); 0003-2409 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPower, C Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorBuggy, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:14:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:14:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:14:57Z-
dc.identifier.citationAnaesthesia. 1997 Oct;52(10):989-92.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0003-2409 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0003-2409 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid9370842en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209202-
dc.description.abstractA 47-year-old female patient had a subclinical superior vena caval syndrome which developed into the 'full blown' acute condition when she was placed into the left lateral position after mediastinoscopy. She developed airway obstruction requiring urgent re-intubation and subsequent admission to the intensive care unit. This subclinical condition might have been suspected pre-operatively if closer attention had been paid to the history, physical examination and review of the computerised axial tomography scan: she had a history of intermittent dysponea, wheeze and cough which was worse on waking and improved as the day progressed, she had a positive Pemberton's sign and the computerised axial tomography scan showed that the lesion was encroaching on the superior vena cava.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAcute Diseaseen_GB
dc.subject.meshAirway Obstruction/*etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Laparoscopyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Mediastinoscopyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Postoperative Complicationsen_GB
dc.subject.meshPostureen_GB
dc.subject.meshSuperior Vena Cava Syndrome/diagnosis/*etiologyen_GB
dc.titleAcute superior vena caval syndrome with airway obstruction following elective mediastinoscopy.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthetics, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalAnaesthesiaen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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