[Reexpansion pulmonary edema and pleural bleeding after suction drainage of pneumothorax].

Abstract

We present a case of 26 years old man with large spontaneous pneumothorax of about 5 days duration. Application of suction drainage was complicated by unilateral reexpansion pulmonary edema (REPE) and hemothorax developed during first 24 hours of treatment. On thoracotomy multifocal superficial pleural bleeding was seen which was probably attributed to the… (More)

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