Ann Clin Anesth Res | Volume 5, Issue 3 | Case Study | Open Access

Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema Caused by Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Case Report

Hongyang Chen1, Hongyu Zhou1, Zining Wang2, Weiyi Zhang1 and Tao Zhu1*

1Department of Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China
2West China School of Clinical Medicine, Sichuan University, China

*Correspondance to: Tao Zhu 

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Neurogenic pulmonary edema is a serious and life-threatening complication caused by central nervous system diseases, excluding cardiogenic pulmonary edema; other causes of pulmonary edema, lung injury, etc. The lack of specific diagnostic criteria for NPE and the lack of awareness among clinicians often lead to under diagnosis and misdiagnosis. Neurogenic pulmonary edema is not uncommon in neurosurgical patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, which usually occurs on the same day of hemorrhage and subsides in the following days. However, if a re-rupture of the aneurysm occurs, the condition can worsen dramatically and progress rapidly, with a poor prognosis. Therefore, early detection and early treatment of neurogenic pulmonary edema disease are more effective, but there are no specific manifestations in the early stage, which makes the diagnosis more difficult. Therefore, clinical awareness of this disease needs to be improved.


Neurogenic pulmonary edema; Anesthesiology; Subarachnoid hemorrhage


Chen H, Zhou H, Wang Z, Zhang W, Zhu T. Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema Caused by Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Case Report. Ann Clin Anesth Res. 2021; 5(3): 1044.

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