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Neurogenic pulmonary edema due to delayed radiation necrosis

RK Mani, R. Chawla, S. Singh, S. Kansal, R. Prasad, P. N. Renjen, S. Hukoo, P. Lohia

Keywords : Neurogenic pulmonary edema, cerebral edema, acute pulmonary edema, subarachnoid haemorrhage, raised intracranial pressure, mechanical ventilation

Citation Information : Mani R, Chawla R, Singh S, Kansal S, Prasad R, Renjen PN, Hukoo S, Lohia P. Neurogenic pulmonary edema due to delayed radiation necrosis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2005; 9 (1):28-31.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.16266

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2005; The Author(s).


Neurogenic pulmonary edema is oftten missed in the ICU setting as it is mistaken for pneumonia or ARDS. The case presented here illustrates how a high index of suspicion in the appropriate setting can lead to the diagnosis. The patient in this report developed acute-on-chronic cerebral edema due to radiation necrosis following gamma-knife radiation therapy for cerebral arteriovenous malformation.

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