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2016, Cilt 30, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 113-116   
PULMONARY REEKSPANSION EDEMA AFTER TUBE THORACOSTOMY
Esra YAMANSAVCI ŞİRZAİ1, Ali Ata ÖZTÜRK2, Soner GÜRSOY1, Ahmet ÜÇVET1
1İzmir Dr Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Ea Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi, İzmir, Türkiye
2Tepecik Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi, İzmir, Türkiye
Keywords: Pulmonary edema, reexpansion, thoracostomy

Unilateral reexpansion pulmonary edema (RPE) is a rare complication of the treatment of lung collapse secondary to pneumothorax, pleural effusion or atelectasis. It occurs as tachycardia, tachypnea and dyspnea while the reekspansion of the lung. Although RPE generally is believed to occur only when a chronically collapsed lung is rapidly reexpanded by evacuation of large amounts of air or fluid. The pathogenesis of RPE is not clear and is probably multifactorial. Implicated in the etiological process of RPE are chronicity of collapse, technique of reexpansion, increased pulmonary vascular permeability, loss of surfactant, and pulmonary artery pressure changes. We report here a case with reexpansion pulmonary edema due to the unilateral drainage of bilateral pleural effusion, is presented with clinical findings and treatment, under the light of the literature.