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.
- Lung wedge resection
- Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine