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.

Bilateral pneumothorax, lung cavitations, and pleural empyema in a cocaine addict / Solaini, Leonardo; Solini, Leonardo; Gourgiotis, Stavros; Salemis, Nikolaos S; Koukis, Ioannis. - In: GENERAL THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY. - ISSN 1863-6705. - ELETTRONICO. - 56:12(2008), pp. 610-612. [10.1007/s11748-008-0306-z]

Bilateral pneumothorax, lung cavitations, and pleural empyema in a cocaine addict

SOLAINI, LEONARDO;
2008

Abstract

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.
2008
Bilateral pneumothorax, lung cavitations, and pleural empyema in a cocaine addict / Solaini, Leonardo; Solini, Leonardo; Gourgiotis, Stavros; Salemis, Nikolaos S; Koukis, Ioannis. - In: GENERAL THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY. - ISSN 1863-6705. - ELETTRONICO. - 56:12(2008), pp. 610-612. [10.1007/s11748-008-0306-z]
Solaini, Leonardo; Solini, Leonardo; Gourgiotis, Stavros; Salemis, Nikolaos S; Koukis, Ioannis
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