Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome after pulmonary wedge resection in a patient with severe scoliosis

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Abstract

Platypnea-orthodeoxia is a rare syndrome characterized by dyspnoea and arterial desaturation, exacerbated by an upright position and relieved when the subject is recumbent. We report on a unique case of a patient with severe scoliosis who presented with several episodes of arterial desaturation after right pulmonary wedge resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-791
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2020

Keywords

  • Lung wedge resection
  • Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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