Elderly man suffers complications after lung surgery and becomes unrecognizable

Elderly man suffers complications after lung surgery and becomes unrecognizable

A 75-year-old Australian man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was left unrecognizable after undergoing surgery to remove part of his right lung. During the postoperative period, the patient suffered subcutaneous emphysema, leaving his face completely swollen, to the point of preventing him from opening his eyes. The case was registered by doctors at Epworth …

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