Postoperative hypoxemia from clinically suspected pulmonary embolism complicated by patent foramen ovale.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Postoperative hypoxemia can be a challenging diagnostic and management dilemma for the clinician. We present here a case of postoperative hypoxemia following laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery secondary to presumed pulmonary embolism complicated with a patent foramen ovale. The diagnostic pitfalls associated with a negative spiral computed tomography scan and the impact of coexisting medical conditions aggravating the pulmonary dysfunction are reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dong, XD; Meyers, WC; Wang, WN

Published Date

  • January 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 67 - 71

PubMed ID

  • 12723002

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3015472

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1086-8089


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States