Severe and fatal postoperative bronchospasm in a child with a pulmonary artery sling.

M. Z. Norzila, B. H. Azizi, A. Mazeni, S. Ahmad, P. Devadass, S. Lokman

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    We report a case of left pulmonary artery sling in a child who also had duodenal atresia. He was admitted for respiratory failure requiring prolonged respiratory support due to a bronchiolitis-like illness at two months of age. Diagnostic procedures confirmed the presence of left pulmonary artery sling. He had a corrective procedure which relieved the compression. However postoperatively he had intermittent episodes of severe bronchospasm in addition to a persistent airway obstruction. Finally one such episode of severe bronchospasm did not respond to medical and resuscitative therapy and the baby succumbed. To our knowledge no case of left pulmonary artery sling has been described previously in a Malaysian child. This case also highlights the postoperative airway problems that may be encountered.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)182-184
    Number of pages3
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume49
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994

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    Bronchial Spasm
    Pulmonary Artery
    Bronchiolitis
    Airway Obstruction
    Respiratory Insufficiency
    Therapeutics

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    Norzila, M. Z., Azizi, B. H., Mazeni, A., Ahmad, S., Devadass, P., & Lokman, S. (1994). Severe and fatal postoperative bronchospasm in a child with a pulmonary artery sling. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 49(2), 182-184.

    Severe and fatal postoperative bronchospasm in a child with a pulmonary artery sling. / Norzila, M. Z.; Azizi, B. H.; Mazeni, A.; Ahmad, S.; Devadass, P.; Lokman, S.

    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 49, No. 2, 06.1994, p. 182-184.

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    Norzila, MZ, Azizi, BH, Mazeni, A, Ahmad, S, Devadass, P & Lokman, S 1994, 'Severe and fatal postoperative bronchospasm in a child with a pulmonary artery sling.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 182-184.
    Norzila MZ, Azizi BH, Mazeni A, Ahmad S, Devadass P, Lokman S. Severe and fatal postoperative bronchospasm in a child with a pulmonary artery sling. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1994 Jun;49(2):182-184.
    Norzila, M. Z. ; Azizi, B. H. ; Mazeni, A. ; Ahmad, S. ; Devadass, P. ; Lokman, S. / Severe and fatal postoperative bronchospasm in a child with a pulmonary artery sling. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1994 ; Vol. 49, No. 2. pp. 182-184.
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