WJCS  Vol.3 No.5 , September 2013
Independent Lung Ventilation for Reexpansion Pulmonary Edema*
Reexpansion pulmonary oedema (RPE) is a rare but potentially fatal complication with no clear cut guidelines for its management. When the injury to the lung is primarily one sided, conventional modes of ventilation can be ineffective and at times harmful. Selective or independent lung ventilation (ILV) is one of the therapeutic modality that can be used for the treatment of such cases. We report the successful treatment of reexpansion pulmonary oedema in 19-year-old boy using independent lung ventilation.

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S. Garg, H. Singh Bedi, M. Singh and V. Abraham, "Independent Lung Ventilation for Reexpansion Pulmonary Edema*," World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2013, pp. 160-162. doi: 10.4236/wjcs.2013.35033.
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