Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome after right lower lobectomy for lung cancer

Andre C. D'Mello, Kawa Haji, Stuart Moir, Paul Leong

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Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is a rare condition characterized by dyspnoea and deoxygenation in an upright position that is relieved by supine positioning. There are only five published accounts of it occurring post-lobectomy. We present the case of a 72-year-old male with 3 months of supposedly unexplained dyspnoea after right lower lobectomy for lung cancer who was confirmed to have POS. We highlight the importance of recognition and management as well as provide a brief summary of the pathophysiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalOxford Medical Case Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

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