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A 21-year-old woman with mediastinal mass and cardiac arrest
  1. Ibrahim Al-Sanouri,
  2. Mohammad Shaban,
  3. Maie Al-Shahid,
  4. Salman Abdulaziz
  1. Adult Critical Care Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Salman Abdulaziz, dr-salman{at}


Mediastinal mass syndrome (MMS) is a devastating respiratory and haemodynamic condition that might be encountered postintubation if special precautions are not carefully undertaken. We describe a case of MMS in a 21-year-old woman with a fatal outcome following emergency intubation for acute respiratory failure.

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