Management of Perioperative Pulmonary Edema in a Case of Preeclampsia for Cesarean Section


Vol 4 | Issue 2 | May-Aug 2018 | page: 15-17 | Pavan V. Tayde, Aariz Ansari, Islam Loutfy, Hema Sharma.

Authors: Pavan V. Tayde [1], Aariz Ansari [1], Islam Loutfy [1], Hema Sharma [2].

[1] Department of Anesthesia, Thumbay Hospital, Dubai, UAE,

[2] Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Thumbay Hospital, Dubai, UAE.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Pavan V. Tayde,
Department of Anesthesia, Thumbay Hospital, Dubai, UAE.


Introduction: Although rare, pulmonary edema is a life-threatening complication occurring in preeclampsia. It is also a significant cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Hence, it is imperative to identify the at-risk parturient, recognize signs of critical illness and manage these patients with a skilled multidisciplinary team. We herein describe successful management of a parturient who developed pulmonary edema in a perioperative period. We emphasize the importance of a thorough preoperative assessment, vigilance and early intervention in managing parturient with the history of preeclampsia.

Keywords: Cesarean delivery, preeclampsia, oligohydramnios, acute pulmonary edema, general anesthesia


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How to Cite this Article: Tayde P V, Ansari A, Loutfy I, Sharma H. Management of Perioperative Pulmonary Edema in a Case of Preeclampsia for Cesarean Section. Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports May-Aug 2018; 4(2):15-17.

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