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Re-expansion pulmonary oedema in chronic pneumothorax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20949737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of unilateral re-expansion pulmonary oedema in a chronic pneumothorax is presented. The patient had a longstanding left-sided pneumothorax. Intercostal drainage tube was inserted following which the patient developed severe hypotension and respiratory failure. Chest radiograph (postero-anterior view) showed partial lung expansion with unilateral pulmonary oedema. The patient responded to the standard management of pulmonary oedema and the lung was fully re-expanded.
T K Jayalakshmi; Ivona Lobo; Girija Nair; Abhay Uppe; Vijayant Yadav; Sandeep Pargi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0377-9343     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  2010-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7612044     Medline TA:  Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Dr D Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Navi Mumbai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Pneumothorax / complications*,  radiography,  therapy
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy

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