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Re-expansion pulmonary edema (RPE) is a rare complication after chest drainage of spontaneous pneumothoraxs. We report RPE cases in our hospital over 5 years. Methods : Clinical records of patients treated for spontaneous pneumothorax from April 2012 to March 2019 at our institute were retrospectively reviewed. Chest tube placement was performed 630 times. RPE is diagnosed by chest x-ray or chest computed tomography within 24 to 48 hours after drainage. Patients were categorized into RPE anddoi:10.20431/2455-572x.0701002 fatcat:3tufws6upnfiljruxubvfnmveq