An 87-year-old woman with unilateral pulmonary edema.

Acute pulmonary edema resulting from a rapidly expanded collapsed lung is termed reexpansion pulmonary edema (RPE). The onset of RPE can occur within less than 1 hour after the removal of air or fluid. Management strategies include oxygen supplementation, diuresis if hemodynamically stable, and ventilatory support in severe cases until the pulmonary edema… CONTINUE READING