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Internal and Emergency Medicine

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 145–149 | Cite as

Acute shortness of breath 10 years post laryngectomy

  • Leon D. SanchezEmail author
  • Kevin M. Ban
  • Kenny Bramwell
  • Daniel Davis
  • Peter Rosen
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Dr. Peter Rosen: This case is of a 58-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department (ED) complaining of being unable to catch her breath.

$$ {BP\; {\it{130/90}}\; torr,\; P\; {\it{100}}\; beats/min, \; R \; {\it{28}} \; breaths/min,\; T }\; {\it{37.9}}{^\circ}{C\; SaO_{{\it{2}}} \; {\it{90}}\%}$$

References

  1. 1.
    Sakles JC, Rodgers R, Keim SM (2008) Optical and video laryngoscopes for emergency airway management. Intern Emerg Med. doi: 10.1007/s11739-008-0101-y
  2. 2.
    Linscott MS, Horton WC (1979) Management of upper airway obstruction. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 12:351–373PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leon D. Sanchez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kevin M. Ban
    • 1
  • Kenny Bramwell
    • 2
  • Daniel Davis
    • 3
  • Peter Rosen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Emergency Medicine of Idaho, St. Luke’s Regional Medical CenterBoiseUSA
  3. 3.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of California San Diego Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA

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