Reexpansion pulmonary edema after VATS successfully treated with continuous positive airway pressure

Mobeen Iqbal, Alan S. Multz, Leonard J. Rossoff, Rudy P. Lackner

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Reexpansion pulmonary edema is a well-described complication of treatment for pleural effusion and pneumothorax. It is very rarely described in association with anesthesia and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The etiology is unclear but several mechanisms have been proposed. We report a case of reexpansion pulmonary edema after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery treated successfully with continuous positive airway pressure. (C) 2000 by the society of thoracic surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-671
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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