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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Oct 31;2013. pii: bcr2013201380. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-201380.

Intermittent swelling in the chest; a case of spontaneous intermittent lung herniation.

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Department of Academic Respiratory Medicine, University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, UK.

Abstract

Herniation of the lung is uncommon and occurs due to protrusion of the lung beyond the confines of the thoracic cavity through an abnormal opening in the chest wall. Any condition associated with raised intrathoracic pressure or that which weakens the thoracic wall may result in lung herniation. We present a case of spontaneous lung herniation which was managed successfully by minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

PMID:
24177461
PMCID:
PMC3822208
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2013-201380
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