Temporary positive expiratory pressure (TPEP) as an alternative approach in the treatment of persistent atelectasis in a patient with Steinert disease: a case report

Antonietta Coppola, Anna Annunziata, Elena Sciarrillo, Salvatore Musella, Giuseppe Fiorentino

UOC Pathophysiology and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Intensive Care Department, Azienda Ospedaliera dei Colli, Naples, Italy

DOI 10.36185/2532-1900-069

We describe the clinical case of a patient affected by Steinert disease with persistent dyspnea complicated by a complete obstructive atelectasis of left lower lung lobe. The atelectasis has been successfully treated using the TPEP machine, with resolution of radiological pattern and improvement of the symptoms. 

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