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What causes lung failure during a emergency laparomoty surgery?
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not sure what u ask
If you are asking about post-op lung issues then there are several.
Aspiration of stomach contents. Injury to the diaphragm. Multi system organ failure due to infection.

In brief: Not sure what u ask
If you are asking about post-op lung issues then there are several.
Aspiration of stomach contents. Injury to the diaphragm. Multi system organ failure due to infection.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. David Buchin
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Inflammatory cells
When someone has emergency exploratory laparotomy it is usually for an abdominal catastrophe like a bowel perforation and the patient is extremely sick or septic.
The inflamatory cells that are supposed to fight infection release chemicals to help fight the infection but these inflammatory mediators can cause pulmonary edema and lowbloodpressure, and eventually respiratory failure.

In brief: Inflammatory cells
When someone has emergency exploratory laparotomy it is usually for an abdominal catastrophe like a bowel perforation and the patient is extremely sick or septic.
The inflamatory cells that are supposed to fight infection release chemicals to help fight the infection but these inflammatory mediators can cause pulmonary edema and lowbloodpressure, and eventually respiratory failure.
Dr. David Buchin
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many reasons
It depends on the patient's health and the cause of emergency.
Severe infection may require more breathing than can be done without a machine. Injury or heart failure can cause fluid in the lungs. Plus there are rare reactions to medications. There are usually many intertwined reasons in a patient requiring an emergency laparotomy.

In brief: Many reasons
It depends on the patient's health and the cause of emergency.
Severe infection may require more breathing than can be done without a machine. Injury or heart failure can cause fluid in the lungs. Plus there are rare reactions to medications. There are usually many intertwined reasons in a patient requiring an emergency laparotomy.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many possibilities..
Massive blood loss, mechanical problems with ventilation, misplaced endotracheal tube, bronchospasm are a few.

In brief: Many possibilities..
Massive blood loss, mechanical problems with ventilation, misplaced endotracheal tube, bronchospasm are a few.
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Breathing failure?
If you mean breathing failure it could be laryngospasm, failed intubation, fluid overload, sedation overdose, medication reaction, medacation or other allergy.
Inlfamatory cells would be much more rare.

In brief: Breathing failure?
If you mean breathing failure it could be laryngospasm, failed intubation, fluid overload, sedation overdose, medication reaction, medacation or other allergy.
Inlfamatory cells would be much more rare.
Dr. David Edsall
Dr. David Edsall
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