drowned lung

drowned lung

An obsolete term for an airless lung filled with exudate, possibly equivalent to either:
(1) Pulmonary oedema; or
(2) Adult respiratory distress syndrome.
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Considerations on infectious complications using a drowned lung for transplantation," Transplant International, vol.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support whole-lung lavage in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis salvage of the drowned lungs," Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, vol.