neurogenic pulmonary oedema

neurogenic pulmonary oedema

An uncommon form of pulmonary oedema characterised by an abrupt increase in interstitial and alveolar fluid linked to neurologic disease.

Aetiology
One-third of patients with status epilepticus have evidence of neurogenic pulmonary oedema, as do more than half of those with severe, blunt, or penetrating head injury, and fatal cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage. It is a diagnosis of exclusion.
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A 50-year-old head-injured patient with left bundle branch block and neurogenic pulmonary oedema scheduled for urgent re-exploration and evacuation of large extradural haematoma developed broad complex ventricular tachycardia with hypotension five minutes after induction of anaesthesia.
Fulminant neurogenic pulmonary oedema with hand, foot, and mouth disease.