The efficacy of postural drainage in a case of pulmonary edema following cholecystectomy

Hiroaki Toyama, Kunihiko Hoshi, Takafumi Kobayashi, Keiji Hashimoto, Hitoshi Suzuki, Shu Matsukawa, Yasuhiko Hashimoto

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Abstract

An 81-year-old man underwent percutaneous transluminal gallbladder drainage. As the drain was accidentally removed six days later, he received cholecystectomy. After the operation, he developed hypotension, hypoxemia and ST level depression on ECG. He received artificial ventilation and cathecholamines. His chest CT showed marked pulmonary edema, and total protein of the edema-fluid was 3.3 g · dl-1. These findings suggested permeability pulmonary edema. He received postural drainage of the edema- fluid, and the pulmonary oxygenation was gradually improved. He was weaned from artificial ventilation on the 6 th ICU day and discharged the next day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1503-1507
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume46
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Nov

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Toyama, H., Hoshi, K., Kobayashi, T., Hashimoto, K., Suzuki, H., Matsukawa, S., & Hashimoto, Y. (1997). The efficacy of postural drainage in a case of pulmonary edema following cholecystectomy. Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology, 46(11), 1503-1507.