Marijuana related bullous lung disease with pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Paul Leong

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Sudden pleuritic chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

There is a right sided pneumothorax.

There are large underlying bullae within the lung apices, much more severe than would be expected for a patient of this age. 

There is a right sided pneumothorax.

There are large underlying bullae within the lung apices, much more severe than would be expected for a patient of this age. 

Case Discussion

Severe bullous disease has been described in patients who smoke marijuana.

This patient had a history of heavy marijuana use. 

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Case information

rID: 26538
Case created: 27th Dec 2013
Last edited: 30th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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