Department of Emergency Medicine
Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Respiratory Tract Diseases
A 40-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) after the acute onset of dyspnea. The patient was tachypneic with accessory muscle usage and diffuse wheezing on initial examination. Despite aggressive treatment, the patient deteriorated and was intubated. This case takes the reader through the differential diagnosis and systematic workup of a patient presenting to the ED with dyspnea and arrives at the unexpected cause for this patient's presentation.
Dyspnea, adenoid cystic carcinoma, CPC
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Kebort BM, Hong AJ, Bontempo LJ, Dezman ZDW. 40-year-old Female with Sudden Onset Dyspnea. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2021 Feb;5(1):1-5. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2020.10.49781. PMID: 33560941; PMCID: PMC7872617. Link to article on publisher's site
Clinical practice and cases in emergency medicine
Kebort BM, Hong A, Bontempo LJ, Dezman ZD. (2021). 40-year-old Female with Sudden Onset Dyspnea. Open Access Publications by UMMS Authors. https://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2020.10.49781. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/4590
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