Jacobs Journal of Pulmonology

A Case With Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema

*Sevket Ozkaya
Department Of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty Of Medicine, Bahcesehir University, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Sevket Ozkaya
Department Of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty Of Medicine, Bahcesehir University, Turkey
Email:ozkayasevket@yahoo.com

Published on: 2019-03-18

Abstract

Neurogenic pulmonary edema is a relatively rare and underdiagnosed clinical entitiy which is an increase in pulmonary interstitial and alveolar fluid. Neurogenic pulmonary edema develops within a few hours after a neurologic insult including spinal cord injury especially in subarachnoid hemorrhage. We aimed to present and discussion a 33-year-old man who developed neurogenic pulmonary edema following subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Keywords

Neurogenic pulmonary edema; subarachnoid haemorrhage; non-cardiogenic; pulmonary edema

Introduction

Neurogenic pulmonary edema(NPE) is a relatively rare and underdiagnosed clinical entitiy which is an increase in pulmonary interstitial and alveolar fluid. NPE develops within a few hours after a neurologic insult including spinal cord injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage(SAH), traumatic brain injury(TBI), intracranial hemorrhage, status epilepticus, meningitis, and subdural hemorrhage, have been associated with this syndrome(1-5). We aimed to present a patient who developed NPE following subarachnoid haemorrhage.