Reperfusion pulmonary oedema

Reperfusion pulmonary oedema (also known as reimplantation response) is a form of non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema usually seen within 48 hours after lung transplantation.

Reperfusion oedema usually resolves over a period of days to months, usually within 1-2 weeks.

Diagnosis is one of exclusion after left ventricular failure, rejection, infection, and atelectasis are ruled out.

Radiographic features

The radiographic appearance varies and ranges from a mild perihilar opacity to dense consolidation.

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Article Information

rID: 12716
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Reimplantation response
  • Reperfusion edema
  • Reperfusion lung oedema

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