Published: 30 November, -0001 | Volume 6 - Issue 2 | Pages: 020-021
Pulmonary edema is a rare but potentially life-threatening iatrogenic complication after treatment through therapeutic thoracentesis of a collapsed lung due to a hydro- or pneumo-thorax. We present a case of a 25-years male, without any pathological antecedents, who went to our emergency services with dyspnoea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia. The final diagnosis made after a clinical examination and chest X-ray showed a complete collapse of the right lung due to spontaneous pneumothorax [1-3] (Figure 1).
Edema ex vacuo; Re-Expansion Pulmonary Edema (REPE); Pulmonary collapse
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