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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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