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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2005 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

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: 01-01-2005

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2005; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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