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Re-expansion pulmonary oedema following spontaneous pneumothorax
  1. José Daniel Sánchez Lopez,
  2. Sara Nuñez ÒSullivan,
  3. Esther Ferrero,
  4. Luis Garcia-Sancho,
  5. Antonio Luis Picardo
  1. Department of General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofia, San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr José Daniel Sánchez Lopez, General Surgery, Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofia, San Sebastian de los Reyes 28230, Spain; dasalop{at}gmail.com

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Re-expansion pulmonary oedema (RPO) is a rare complication that can occur after rapid reinflation of the lung following drainage of a pleural effusion or pneumothorax.

The prevalence of RPO is quite rare,1 2 generally cited as less than 1% of cases. The range reported in literature varies significantly, however, ranging from 0.3% to 32.5%.1 2

The mortality rate is often cited at 20%; however, more recent studies have …

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  • Contributors JDSL: conception and design of the study and drafting of the article. SNO: provision of study material or patients. EF: provision of study material or patients. LG-S: critical revision of the article for important intellectual content. ALP: critical revision of the article for important intellectual content.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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