Airway obstruction after biopsy by cervical mediastinoscopy in a patient with a mediastinal mass -A case report-

Title
Airway obstruction after biopsy by cervical mediastinoscopy in a patient with a mediastinal mass -A case report-
Author(s)
박상진김인성이용철[이용철]
Keywords
Airway obstruction; Mediastinoscopy; Superior vena cava
Issue Date
201207
Publisher
대한마취통증의학회
Citation
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, v.63, no.1, pp.65 - 67
Abstract
Biopsy, using mediastinoscopy is commonly employed for accurate histologic diagnosis of a mediastinal mass. However, since the mass is not removed during the procedure, it may cause compression of vital structures such as major airways, the heart, the pulmonary artery, and the superior vena cava after surgery. We observed a case of a 66-year-old man with a mediastinal mass that caused severe airway obstruction during recovery from anesthesia following mediastinoscopic biopsy, probably caused by upper airway edema which seemed to originate from compression of the superior vena cava. Therefore, we suggest that unexpected airway obstruction in a patient with a mediastinal mass can be due to superior vena cava compression.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/27592
ISSN
2005-6419
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