Title:Reexpansion pulmonary edema after VATS successfully treated with continuous positive airway pressure
Authors:Iqbal,M.; Multz,A.S.; Rossoff,L.J.; Lackner,R.P.
Journal: Annals of Thoracic Surgery 70:669-71, 2000
Abstract: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.A case of reexpansion pulmonary edema after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery treated successfully with continuous positive airway pressure is described