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An Med Interna. 1992 Mar;9(3):137-9.

[Pneumothorax due to drug inhalation].

[Article in Spanish]

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Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Respiratorios, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia.

Abstract

Two cases of spontaneous pneumothorax after repeated inhalation of cocaine and forced aspiration of marijuana smoke, respectively, are presented. The absence of pneumomediastinum and associated subcutaneous emphysema in both cases is stressed. Inspiratory manipulations against resistance are assessed as potential etiological factors, although the coexistence of other pneumothorax predisposing factors seems to be necessary.

PMID:
1567952
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