What Is Reexpansion Pulmonary Edema?

Q:
What is reexpansion pulmonary edema?

A:
Reexpansion pulmonary edema is a non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema that occurs in the setting of rapid expansion of a collapsed lung.

It results in acute onset shortness of breath that usually results within hours of re-expansion but can be delayed by 24 hours in some cases.

Keyword: reexpansion pulmonary edema.

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