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Title: Postoperatieve dyspneu bij een gezonde man
Author(s): LAUWERS R, DICK L, OSIPOWSKA E, CAMU F
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 61 Issue: 17 Date: 2005
Postoperative dyspnea in a healthy person
Negative pressure pulmonary oedema is a rare complication after general anesthesia in a healthy person, being caused by the strong negative inspiration pressure against an obstruction of the upper airways. Management depends on severity and is based upon elimination of the obstruction, administration of oxygen, diuretics, vasodilators and sometimes inotropics, as well as invasive or non-invasive ventilation techniques. The correct diagnosis of negative pressure pulmonary edema can only be made if other causes of acute dyspnea are ruled out.