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