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Acute hypoxemia due to lung collapse in COVID-19: the role of therapeutic bronchoscopy

Sryma PB, Karan Madan, Anant Mohan, Vijay Hadda, Pawan Tiwari, Randeep Guleria, Saurabh Mittal
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2021.0009
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Pubmed: 33881156

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Ahead of Print
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2021-04-21
Submitted: 2020-10-04
Accepted: 2020-11-18

Abstract

Bronchoscopy is an aerosol-generating procedure and involves a high risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to health care workers. There are very few indications for performing bronchoscopy in a patient with confirmed COVID-19. These include atelectasis, foreign body aspiration, and suspected superinfection in immunocompromised patients. Proper use of standard personal protective equipment is mandatory to reduce the risk of transmission to health care workers. In this article, we describe a case of acute lung collapse in a 16-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who was infected with COVID-19. This patient responded to therapeutic bronchoscopy and had complete resolution of lung collapse within 24 hours of the procedure.

Abstract

Bronchoscopy is an aerosol-generating procedure and involves a high risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to health care workers. There are very few indications for performing bronchoscopy in a patient with confirmed COVID-19. These include atelectasis, foreign body aspiration, and suspected superinfection in immunocompromised patients. Proper use of standard personal protective equipment is mandatory to reduce the risk of transmission to health care workers. In this article, we describe a case of acute lung collapse in a 16-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who was infected with COVID-19. This patient responded to therapeutic bronchoscopy and had complete resolution of lung collapse within 24 hours of the procedure.

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Keywords

bronchoscopy; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; atelectasis

About this article
Title

Acute hypoxemia due to lung collapse in COVID-19: the role of therapeutic bronchoscopy

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2021-04-21

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2021.0009

Pubmed

33881156

Keywords

bronchoscopy
SARS-CoV-2
COVID-19
atelectasis

Authors

Sryma PB
Karan Madan
Anant Mohan
Vijay Hadda
Pawan Tiwari
Randeep Guleria
Saurabh Mittal

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