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Post-operative negative pressure pulmonary oedema in an athletic male
  1. Sarah K Stewart1 and
  2. A McD Johnston2
  1. 1Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to
    Capt Sarah Stewart RAMC, Military Foundation Trainee (FY2), Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2WB, UK; sarahstewart86{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

A case of post-operative negative pressure pulmonary oedema in a young, athletic male is reported. We discuss this rare but life-threatening condition and its aetiology, and review the published literature. Military health care providers need to be aware of this condition as young fit personnel may be at increased risk of developing negative pressure pulmonary oedema in the post-operative period.

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