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Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after Laparoscopic Appendectomy in a Young Adult



Abstract

Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome after laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis in a young adult is an uncommon complication. We describe the case of a 25-year-old male who developed severe acute respiratory distress syndrome after an uneventful laparoscopic appendectomy for a perforated appendix, requiring mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit.



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Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after Laparoscopic Appendectomy in a Young Adult


Author Information

Gabriel O. Ologun Corresponding Author

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Daniel Ridley

Medical Student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Nhean D. Chea

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Daniel Golden

Trauma/critical Care, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Anne Lihau-N'Kanza

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Philip McPhail

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Acknowledgements

Paul Granet, Burt Cagir, Heather Norman, and Steven Casos for their support and assistance in the preparation of this manuscript.


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Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after Laparoscopic Appendectomy in a Young Adult

  • Author Information
    Gabriel O. Ologun Corresponding Author

    General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

    Daniel Ridley

    Medical Student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

    Nhean D. Chea

    General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

    Daniel Golden

    Trauma/critical Care, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

    Anne Lihau-N'Kanza

    General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

    Philip McPhail

    General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

    Acknowledgements

    Paul Granet, Burt Cagir, Heather Norman, and Steven Casos for their support and assistance in the preparation of this manuscript.


    Article Information

    Published: September 08, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1664

    Cite this article as:

    Ologun G O, Ridley D, Chea N D, et al. (September 08, 2017) Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome after Laparoscopic Appendectomy in a Young Adult. Cureus 9(9): e1664. doi:10.7759/cureus.1664

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: August 06, 2017
    Peer review began: August 13, 2017
    Peer review concluded: September 01, 2017
    Published: September 08, 2017

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    Ologun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome after laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis in a young adult is an uncommon complication. We describe the case of a 25-year-old male who developed severe acute respiratory distress syndrome after an uneventful laparoscopic appendectomy for a perforated appendix, requiring mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit.



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Gabriel O. Ologun, M.D.

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

For correspondence:
gabe.ologun@gmail.com

Daniel Ridley

Medical Student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Nhean D. Chea

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Daniel Golden

Trauma/critical Care, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Anne Lihau-N'Kanza

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Philip McPhail

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Gabriel O. Ologun, M.D.

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

For correspondence:
gabe.ologun@gmail.com

Daniel Ridley

Medical Student, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Nhean D. Chea

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Daniel Golden

Trauma/critical Care, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Anne Lihau-N'Kanza

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital

Philip McPhail

General Surgery, Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital