Pseudo-pulmonary oedema
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Intraoperative pulmonary oedema can occur due to cardiogenic or non-cardiogenic reasons. It is diagnosed on the basis of the constellation of clinical features, monitoring parameters and investigations. Frothy (sometimes blood-stained) secretions in endotracheal tube (ETT), the pathognomonic sign of pulmonary oedema and the first sign to arouse suspicion, may have various aetiologies. We present a similar case in which search for sudden onset of frothy secretions from ETT led to a diagnosis of iatrogenic cause for the condition...

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