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shock lung

in shock, the development of edema, impaired perfusion, and reduction in alveolar space so that the alveoli collapse.
Synonym(s): pump lung, wet lung (1) , white lung

white lung

Paediatrics
A usually fatal pneumonia that occurs in infants with congenital syphilis. The lungs are pale, airless and undergo fatty degeneration.

Pulmonology
Adult respiratory distress syndrome, see there.
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In our patient who developed lung edema and hemorrhage after airway obstruction was eliminated, pneumothorax developed with nasal positive airway pressure and a picture of white lung was observed despite drainage with chest tubes and application of interventional ventilation with intubation.