A case of acute exacerbation of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia after pneumonectomy

Shigekazu Sugino, Noriaki Kanaya, Akiyoshi Namiki

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A 52-year-old male was scheduled for right upper lobectomy due to lung cancer. The patient was diagnosed as having stable idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) based on preoperative lung biopsy, physical examination and laboratory data. He received prophylactic steroids to prevent an acute exacerbation of IIP. However, he fell into severe hypoxia 5 days after operation, and died of respiratory failure 43 days after operation. It must be born in mind that the patients with IIP may suffer exacerbation even if their lungs have been diagnosed as in stable stage. Prophylactic use of steroids may cause a deterioration in IIP due to delayed healing and infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-190
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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