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Unilateral pulmonary edema after drainage of a spontaneous pneumothorax: case report and review of the world literature.

Authors
  • Murphy, K
  • Tomlanovich, M C
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of emergency medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1983
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
29–36
Identifiers
PMID: 6689613
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Unilateral pulmonary edema has been associated with a variety of clinical disorders including post re-expansion of a pneumothorax. We present a case of unilateral pulmonary edema following chest tube drainage of a spontaneous pneumothorax. A literature review of this complication is reported, the pathophysiology explored and therapeutic measures examined.

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