reexpansion pulmonary edema


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reexpansion pulmonary edema

Abbreviation: RPE, REPE
Alveolar flooding that occurs after a collapsed or trapped lung reinflates, e.g., after the draining of a pleural effusion or the evacuation of a pneumothorax.
See also: edema
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The diagnosis of reexpansion pulmonary edema is based on the history, clinical presentation, and radiological features.
The treatment of reexpansion pulmonary edema is primarily supportive with intravenous fluids, oxygen, and morphine.
Severe reexpansion pulmonary edema developed after bilateral tube thoracostomy, but he recovered after 2 days of ventilator care.