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Mendelson syndrome: a case report

Diego Correa de Andrade Henrique Lins e Horta Lílian Freitas Alves Wilson Campos Tavares Júnior Cid Sergio Ferreira About the authors

A choking patient was admitted with dyspnea, cyanosis, and loss of consciousness, which initially improved after suction of the airways. The patient presented worsening of the clinical parameters until the introduction of supportive treatment, after which she rapidly recovered. Chest x-ray taken on day of hospitalization showed bilateral diffuse alveolar filling pattern, and computed tomography showed ground glass areas. The aim of this paper is to show the radiological features of this syndrome.

Mendelson syndrome; Chest x-ray; Computed tomography

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