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Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2000 Aug;44(7):884-5.

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

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Department of Anaesthesia, Social Security Ankara Children's Hospital, Turkey. ozlu@ato.org.tr

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.

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10939704
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