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Bilateral re-expansion pulmonary edema in a child: a reminder

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Abstract:

Re-expansion pulmonary edema (RPE) is an uncommon complication of sudden reinflation of a lung collapsed by pneumothorax or pleural effusion. We present a case of bilateral pulmonary edema following unilateral drainage of a pleural effusion in a young child with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Keywords: Pulmonary edema; drainage; pleural effusion

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Departments of Anaesthesia and 2: Paediatric Allergy, Social Security Ankara Children's Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Publication date: 2000-08-01

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