Abstract

Idiopathic postpneumonectomy pulmonary edema (PPPE) has become recognized as a distinct pathologic syndrome.1 However, PPPE remains a diagnosis of exclusion; hence, it is often misdiagnosed.1 Nevertheless, it is not uncommon; the reported incidence after pneumonectomy is approximately 5% to 15%. This syndrome, despite early diagnosis and aggressive… (More)

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