Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema in Ambulatory Setting: A Case Report


  • Catarina Torres Monteiro Interna de Formação Especifica em Anestesiologia
  • Margarida Viana Coelho
  • Luísa Helena Pereira
  • Inês Portela
  • Miguel Jacob
  • Alírio Gouveia
  • Ana Lares



Ambulatory Surgical Procedures; Anesthesia, General; Airway Obstruction; Postoperative Complications; Pulmonary Edema


The negative pressure pulmonary edema is an uncommon but potentially fatal complication, being more frequently reported following a significative inspiratory effort against an upper airway obstruction. Diverse risk factors have been identified and its knowledge is the cornerstone for an expeditous diagnosis and treatment, with severe impact on morbidity and mortality. This article reports a case of negative pressure acute pulmonary edema that occurred in a healthy male patient in the ambulatory setting.


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How to Cite

Monteiro, C. T., Coelho, M. V., Pereira, L. H., Portela, I., Jacob, M., Gouveia, A., & Lares, A. (2019). Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema in Ambulatory Setting: A Case Report. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Anesthesiology, 28(3), 198–201.

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