David Cohen

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Congenital Lobar Emphysema

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Tachypnea, cyanosis, retractions, and oxygen desaturation reflect the mass effect of intrathoracic air trapping in congenital lobar emphysema on pulmonary and cardiac function. Positive pressure ventilation and nitrous oxide may exacerbate the patient’s clinical condition. Diagnosis is usually made soon after birth, with 33% of patients…

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