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A painful sneeze: spontaneous thoracic lung herniation induced by vigorous sneeze.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24419190     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Lung herniation, defined as the protrusion of lung tissue outside the normal boundaries of thoracic cage, is an unusual event. This most commonly occurs as a consequence of thoracic trauma. Spontaneous subtypes of lung herniation are rare with only a few cases reported in medical literature. We present a 63-year-old male who presented with spontaneously herniated lung after an episode of vigorous sneezing. The possible underlying mechanisms, important physical examination and diagnostic imaging findings, and aspects of management considerations are briefly discussed.
Himanshu Bhardwaj; Bhaskar Bhardwaj; Houssein A Youness
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bronchology & interventional pulmonology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1948-8270     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101496866     Medline TA:  J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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