[Re-expansion pulmonary edema (RPE) during surgery for intraabdominal giant tumor].

@article{Mihara2008ReexpansionPE,
  title={[Re-expansion pulmonary edema (RPE) during surgery for intraabdominal giant tumor].},
  author={Takahiro Mihara and Kiyoyasu Kurahashi},
  journal={Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={191-6}
}
A 50-year-old woman with massive ovarian cancer underwent a tumor resection and lymph node resection. Oxygenation was impaired preoperatively and chest X-ray film and computed tomogram revealed an elevation of the two diaphragms and atelectasis of the lower parts of the lungs. Induction of anesthesia was uneventful. During the surgery, oxygenation was improved after laparotomy but deteriorated again about 90 minutes after the tumor resection. Just before the termination of the surgery, we found… CONTINUE READING