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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.


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.


Emphysema; VATS; marijuana; pneumothorax

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