A 65-year-old man was referred for evaluation of acute onset of fever, productive cough and dyspnoea. He had previously received a diagnosis of laryngeal carcinoma, which had been treated with laryngectomy and bilateral laterocervical lymphadenectomy, followed by chemotherapy. He underwent plastic surgery of the laryngocutaneous fistula, and a positron emission tomography (PET)- computed tomography (CT) examination performed during follow-up showed 18-FDG (2-fluoro-2-deoxyd- glucose) lung uptake in the apical right portion. He had a smoking history and his regular medications included dexamethasone, metoclopramide, omeprazole, furosemide, cholecalciferol and pregabalin. He had a history of chronic kidney failure and thyroid goitre, no family history of pulmonary disease or malignancy, nor of drug allergies.

Arena C., Scaduto F., Principe S., Benfante A., Messina R., La Sala A., et al. (2020). Fever and dyspnoea in a tracheostomised patient. BREATHE, 16(4), 1-5 [10.1183/20734735.0115-2020].

Fever and dyspnoea in a tracheostomised patient

Principe S.;Benfante A.;Martorana A.;Cabibi D.;Scichilone N.
2020

Abstract

A 65-year-old man was referred for evaluation of acute onset of fever, productive cough and dyspnoea. He had previously received a diagnosis of laryngeal carcinoma, which had been treated with laryngectomy and bilateral laterocervical lymphadenectomy, followed by chemotherapy. He underwent plastic surgery of the laryngocutaneous fistula, and a positron emission tomography (PET)- computed tomography (CT) examination performed during follow-up showed 18-FDG (2-fluoro-2-deoxyd- glucose) lung uptake in the apical right portion. He had a smoking history and his regular medications included dexamethasone, metoclopramide, omeprazole, furosemide, cholecalciferol and pregabalin. He had a history of chronic kidney failure and thyroid goitre, no family history of pulmonary disease or malignancy, nor of drug allergies.
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Arena C., Scaduto F., Principe S., Benfante A., Messina R., La Sala A., et al. (2020). Fever and dyspnoea in a tracheostomised patient. BREATHE, 16(4), 1-5 [10.1183/20734735.0115-2020].
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