Transfusion related acute lung injury with massive pulmonary secretion during cardiac surgery. A case report

Julien Teodori, Kamal Rampersad, Giovanni Teodori, Roland Roopchand, Gianni Davide Angelini

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Abstract

A Indo-Caribbean patient undergoing cardiac surgery developed Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) with massive endobronchial secretion of clear fluid mimicking severe pulmonary edema. Hypoxemia and lung stiffness were so severe that didn't allow closure of the sternum on completion of surgery. The patient was treated with invasive ventilation, high positive pressure and % FiO2 and aggressive endotracheal suction. After several hours, secretions reduced spontaneously and the patient made an uneventful recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2014

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research

Keywords

  • Acute Lung Injury/etiology
  • Aged
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures/adverse effects
  • High-Frequency Ventilation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Edema/etiology
  • Transfusion Reaction

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