oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Negative pressure pulmonary oedema : SASA 2009 Congress prize entries

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Negative Pressure Pulmonary Oedema (NPPE) is associated with upper airway obstruction of various aetiologies. By far the commonest cause is post-operative laryngospasm. In the preoperative period airway tumors or other airway pathologies are the commonest causes.

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