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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 743-745

A rare cause of respiratory distress after transthoracic oesophagectomy

Department of Anaesthesiology and Palliative Care, Dr. BRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Garg
Department of Anaesthesiology, Dr. BRAIRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.170036

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Transthoracic oesophagectomy is a standard surgical procedure for oesophageal cancer. Because of thoracotomy and lung handling, perioperative pulmonary complications make such procedures challenging. The issues related to respiratory complications may be predicted and managed accordingly. However, we report two cases of respiratory compromise caused due to a peculiar iatrogenic component.

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