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Pulmonary Edema from Intravasation of Irrigation Fluid During Hip Arthroscopy in a ChildA Case Report
LT Suraj Trivedi, MD, MC, USN1; Prasad Gourineni, MD, MS2; Ajay Donthamsetti, MD2
1 Department of Transitional Year Internship, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, California 92134. E-mail address: S_trivedi1@yahoo.com
2 Department of Pediatric Orthopedics (P.G.) and Department of Anesthesia (A.D.), Advocate Hope and Christ Hospitals, 4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Investigation performed at Advocate Hope and Christ Hospitals, Oak Lawn, Illinois

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Copyright © 2012 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2012 Oct 10;2(4):e57 1-3. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.L.00006
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Arthroscopic surgery has low morbidity, and pulmonary edema is rarely noted as a complication of arthroscopy. Hip arthroscopy has a few unique and rare complications as a result of traction and fluid tracking into the abdomen. Hip arthroscopy in children is less common and, to our knowledge, no specific complications have been reported in these cases1.
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