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Postoperative Entire Left Lung Collapse by Mucus Plugs

Author(s): Dr. Jojy George | Dr. Nevin Kollannoor Chinnan

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 8;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Postoperative | Lung Collapse | Mucus Plugs

Postoperative lung complications(PPC) may occur in up to 20% in emergency surgeries. We present a case of 73 year old male who presented with an entire left lung collapse in the postoperative period after repair of duodenal perforation despite adequate analgesia, aggressive chest physiotherapy and deep breathing exercises
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