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Lung India. 2012 Jan;29(1):56-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-2113.92365.

Marijuana abuse and bullous emphysema.

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

Abstract

Marijuana abuse has been on an increasing trend worldwide in the last decade. We hereby report a case of severe bullous emphysema resulting in pneumothorax in a patient with few years of marijuana abuse. We also review the major conditions in the differential diagnosis of bullous emphysema in adults.

KEYWORDS:

Emphysema; VATS; marijuana; pneumothorax

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