Re-expansion pulmonary edema following thoracentesis

Kasmani, Rahil; Irani, Farzan; Okoli, Kelechi; Mahajan, Vijay
December 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/14/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 18, p2000
Academic Journal
The article presents a reprint of the article "Re-expansion pulmonary edema following thoracentesis," by Rahil Kasmani, Farzan Irani, and Kelechi Okoli, which appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It discusses a case of a 24-year old man with history of shortness of breath and pain in right chest. Furthermore, re-expansion pulmonary edema is not usual complication after drainage of a pneumothorax.


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