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Bilateral pneumothorax, lung cavitations, and pleural empyema in a cocaine addict.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19085057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of bilateral pneumothorax, lung cavitations, and pleural empyema in a cocaine user is described. The patient was treated by left tube thoracostomy and right lower lobectomy. The postoperative course was uneventful. Six months later, the patient remains asymptomatic. The pathology examination of the specimen revealed infected bronchiectasis, interstitial desquamative pneumonia, diffuse alveolar damage, subsegmental arterial thrombosis, and consequent areas of pulmonary infarction.
Leonardo Solaini; Leonardo Solini; Stavros Gourgiotis; Nikolaos S Salemis; Ioannis Koukis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1863-6705     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-02-06     Revised Date:  2009-04-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  610-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Surgical Department, 401 General Army Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Inhalation
Bronchiectasis / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Central Nervous System Stimulants / adverse effects
Cocaine / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Cocaine-Related Disorders / complications*,  pathology,  radiography
Empyema, Pleural / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Pneumothorax / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Pulmonary Infarction / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Vasoconstrictor Agents / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Central Nervous System Stimulants; 0/Vasoconstrictor Agents; 50-36-2/Cocaine
Erratum In:
Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Mar;57(3):171
Note: Solini, Leonardo [corrected to Solaini, Leonardo]

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