The Journal of Association of Chest Physicians

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30--32

Reexpansion pulmonary edema following thoracentesis


Ansuman Mukhopadhyay1, Mrinmoy Mitra2, Srabani Chakrabati3 
1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, AMRI Hospital, Salt Lake, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, Anandapur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pathology, Consultant Pathologist and Laboratory Head, Fortis Hospital, Anandapur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Mrinmoy Mitra
Tirupati Enclave, BL-B, Flat - 2D, AB - 325, Samar Pally, Barowaritala, Krishnapur, Kolkata - 700 102, West Bengal
India

Reexpansion pulmonary edema is an uncommon complication of the treatment of lung atelectasis, pleural effusion or pneumothorax and pathogenesis is unknown. An elderly male patient presented to us with right-sided pleural effusion. 2 h after thoracentesis, he felt chest discomfort and increased breathlessness. His chest examination showed right-sided crackles. Chest radiograph showed right-sided heterogeneous opacity in right lower zone consistent with unilateral pulmonary edema. He was managed conservatively along with bilevel positive airway pressure ventilator support. His condition improved gradually and was discharged successfully after 2 days.


How to cite this article:
Mukhopadhyay A, Mitra M, Chakrabati S. Reexpansion pulmonary edema following thoracentesis.J Assoc Chest Physicians 2016;4:30-32


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Mukhopadhyay A, Mitra M, Chakrabati S. Reexpansion pulmonary edema following thoracentesis. J Assoc Chest Physicians [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Jul 30 ];4:30-32
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