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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 5 ( May, 2017 ) > List of Articles


Neurogenic pulmonary edema in traumatic brain injury

Ramanan Rajagopal, Swaminathan Ganesh, Muralidharan Vetrivel

Keywords : Neurogenic pulmonary edema, seizure, severe traumatic brain injury

Citation Information : Rajagopal R, Ganesh S, Vetrivel M. Neurogenic pulmonary edema in traumatic brain injury. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (5):329-331.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_431_16

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


A 29-year-old male admitted with severe traumatic brain injury following a road traffic accident was sedated and ventilated uneventfully for 72 h. On the fourth posttrauma day, after stopping sedation to assess readiness for extubation, he developed sudden onset desaturation; arterial blood gas showed severe diffusion defect with very low PaO 2 /FiO 2 ratio following an episode of generalized tonic-clonic seizure. The differential diagnoses and further management are discussed.

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