surgery – minor

We present a case of severe postoperative negative pressure pulmonary edema (NPPE) in a young male patient scheduled for elective surgery. During recovery from anesthesia the patient got agitated, bit the laryngeal mask persistently and made forceful inspiratory efforts.

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Pulmonary oedema after general anaesthesia is a rare complication and it has been described as well in children as in adults. A case of a healthy child, who developed pulmonary oedema early after emergence from general anaesthesia is reported. Possible causes and management are discussed and a brief review of the literature is referred.

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