BiPAP mask ventilation for re-expansion pulmonary oedema

K. W. Chang, K. S. Wong, J. W. Wang, T. Y. Lin

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A 15-year-old girl with a spontaneous pneumothorax presented with a cough and worsening chest pain. Re-expansion pulmonary oedema developed 20 minutes after chest tube drainage. Immediate resuscitation was started for hypotension and bradycardia. Hypoxaemia was managed by BiPAP mask ventilation; respiratory failure and pulmonary oedema showed dramatic improvement 8 hours later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-295
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Intensive Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - 01 12 1995


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