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What is Mendelson syndrome?

What is Mendelson syndrome?

  • Mendelson syndrome: Symptoms caused by breathing in gastric juices stomach contents during general anesthesia. Severe cases can lead to shock and death but this is rare. The condition is believed to be caused by the absence of laryngeal reflexes. It is most often seen in pregnant women.

Mendelson syndrome: Introduction

Types of Mendelson syndrome:

Broader types of Mendelson syndrome:

How serious is Mendelson syndrome?

Complications of Mendelson syndrome: see complications of Mendelson syndrome

What causes Mendelson syndrome?

Causes of Mendelson syndrome: see causes of Mendelson syndrome

What are the symptoms of Mendelson syndrome?

Symptoms of Mendelson syndrome: see symptoms of Mendelson syndrome

Complications of Mendelson syndrome: see complications of Mendelson syndrome

Onset of Mendelson syndrome: 2-5 hours after anesthesia

Mendelson syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mendelson syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mendelson syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mendelson syndrome: Pulmonologist, Anesthesiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mendelson syndrome.
Treatments for Mendelson syndrome: see treatments for Mendelson syndrome
Research for Mendelson syndrome: see research for Mendelson syndrome

Name and Aliases of Mendelson syndrome

Main name of condition: Mendelson syndrome

Other names or spellings for Mendelson syndrome:

acid aspiration syndrome, acid pulmonary aspiration, aspiration pneumonitis, gastric acid aspiration syndrome, gastric juice aspiration syndrome, peptic aspiration pneumonia, pulmonary acid aspiration

Gastric content aspiration, Aspiration, gastric contents, Inhaled vomitus Source - Diseases Database

 

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