Re-expansion pulmonary oedema

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Shortness of breath onset following a procedure.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

CXR

Modality: X-ray

Right side air space opacity

CXR: One day prior

Modality: X-ray

Right pleural effusion

Case Discussion

Right mid and lower zone alveolar opacity developing acutely post pleural tap with drainage of a large right pleural effusion. Over 2L was drained rapidly. The appearance and clinical setting suggest re-expansion pulmonary oedema.  

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Case Information

rID: 16325
Case created: 11th Jan 2012
Last edited: 14th Jan 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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