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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-38

An unusual case report of trepopnea in a patient with unilateral diaphragmatic palsy

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Sukhyanti Kerai
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Room No: 413, 4th Floor, B. L. Taneja Block, Maulana Azad Medical College, Bhadur Shah Zaffar Marg, New Delhi - 110 002
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DOI: 10.4103/jica.jica_11_22

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Trepopnea, a rare form of dyspnoea observed in lateral decubitus position is a crucial clue towards diagnosis. It indicates either cardiac or respiratory pathology that may warrant immediate attention. Usually, it has been reported the patient with congestive cardiac failure or diseased left lung who prefers the right lateral decubitus position. Only in a few cases with the unilateral lung disease it has been described. We present one such case report of trepopnea in a patient recovering from pneumonia was observed having trepopnea, which was later confirmed due to unilateral diaphragmatic palsy.

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