Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a 46-Year-Old Man with NSCLC after Airway Stenting and Chemo-RadiotherapyPia C Kraemer*and Azza A Khalil
Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pia C Kraemer
Aarhus University Hospital Oncology
Norrebrogade 44 Aarhus 8000, Denmark
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 01, 2014; Accepted date: October 23, 2014; Published October 27, 2014
Citation: Kraemer PC, Khalil AA (21014) Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a 46-Year-Old Man with NSCLC after Airway Stenting and Chemo-Radiotherapy. J Pulm Respir Med 4:208. doi:10.4172/2161-105X.1000208
Copyright: © 2014 Kraemer PC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Airway stenting is a minimal invasive treatment providing a quick relief of symptoms for patients having airway obstruction. While the use of stenting is well documented in the palliative setting, its role in curative setting is unclear. This case report describes a clinical course that relates to this question that affect the daily clinical practice of oncologists.
Patient: A 46 year old man with a history of heavy smoking; 80 pack year, was diagnosed with bilateral NSCLC and received both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. During radiotherapy the patient developed dyspnoea and a stent was placed in the right main bronchus providing immediate relief. Radiotherapy was continued afterwards.