[Unilateral post-bilobectomy pulmonary edema originating from thrombosis of the pulmonary vein]

Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 1996 Dec;43(10):375-8.
[Article in Spanish]


Foucart (1875) and Ortner (1899) were the first to describe unilateral pulmonary edema as a complication of drainage of hydrothorax. Although various causes have been reported for this entity, it continues to be rare. We report a case of right unilateral pulmonary edema due to thrombosis of the superior pulmonary vein that was detected while a patient was in the recovery room after bilateral lobectomy for pulmonary tumors. The possible pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to pulmonary edema are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Pulmonary Edema / etiology*
  • Pulmonary Embolism / complications*