:: Volume 12, Issue 2 (7-2007) ::
__Armaghane Danesh__ 2007, 12(2): 119-125 Back to browse issues page
A Case of Re-Expansion Pulmonary Edema after Rapid Pleural Evacuation
SH Shahbazi 1, M Savaei
1- , sh_shahbazi@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (2028 Views)
Introduction & Objective: Pulmonary edema after chest tube insertion is a rare complication and is associated with high mortality. The cause of this phenomenon is not clear, although causes such as decrease in surfactant and inflammatory process have been defined. Early diagnosis and treatment decrease the mortality. This study introduces a case of re-expansion pulmonary edema after rapid pleural evacuation. Case: The case is a 4.5 y/o boy, a case of Tetralogy of Fallot, who developed respiratory distress after surgery (Total Correction) in ICU of Namazi Hospital in 1385. Chest X ray showed pneumothorax of left lung. For the patient, chest tube was inserted and the symptoms improved. After few hours the patient developed tachypnea, tachycardia, and CXR showed pulmonary edema of left lung. Appropriate treatment was done for the patient and his condition improved. Conclusion: Pulmonary edema after sudden evacuation of pleura is a rare phenomenon and early diagnosis decreases the mortality.
Keywords: Pulmonary Edema, Pneumothorax
Full-Text [PDF 318 kb]   (596 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/06/2 | Accepted: 2015/06/2 | Published: 2015/06/2


XML   Persian Abstract   Print



Volume 12, Issue 2 (7-2007) Back to browse issues page