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Neurogenic pulmonary edema due to delayed radiation necrosis

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Author(s): Mani R | Singh S | Chawla R | Kansal S | Prasad R | Renjen P | Hukoo S | Lohia P

Journal: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN 0972-5229

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 28;
Date: 2005;
Original page

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

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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