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Bullous emphysema - Not always nicotine-related!: Unusual distribution of emphysema in a patient with a rare hobby.

Lüttecke-Hecht C, Hirche TO - Respir Med Case Rep (2014)

Bottom Line: In a patient admitted for further investigation of haemoptysis and dyspnoea and known emphysema of the lung, a remarkable distribution of emphysematous bullae could be detected on CT-imaging.Further history, besides smoking, revealed apnoea diving-activity during younger adult age.The distinct appearance of partially septated pleura-based bullae lead to the suspicion of a positive-pressure barotrauma of the lungs in the past, now complicated by infection and bleeding.

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Affiliation: Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Ventilation (Zentrum für Pneumologie, Allergologie, Schlaf- und Beatmungsmedizin), Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik, Aukammalle 33, 65191 Wiesbaden, Germany.

ABSTRACT
In a patient admitted for further investigation of haemoptysis and dyspnoea and known emphysema of the lung, a remarkable distribution of emphysematous bullae could be detected on CT-imaging. Further history, besides smoking, revealed apnoea diving-activity during younger adult age. The distinct appearance of partially septated pleura-based bullae lead to the suspicion of a positive-pressure barotrauma of the lungs in the past, now complicated by infection and bleeding. This case highlights the importance of thorough questioning of the patient and underlines the consideration of differential diagnoses of emphysema.

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CT-scan of the lungs, dorsal subpleural, partially septated emphysematous bullae.
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Bullous emphysema - Not always nicotine-related!: Unusual distribution of emphysema in a patient with a rare hobby.

Lüttecke-Hecht C, Hirche TO - Respir Med Case Rep (2014)

CT-scan of the lungs, dorsal subpleural, partially septated emphysematous bullae.
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fig3: CT-scan of the lungs, dorsal subpleural, partially septated emphysematous bullae.
Bottom Line: In a patient admitted for further investigation of haemoptysis and dyspnoea and known emphysema of the lung, a remarkable distribution of emphysematous bullae could be detected on CT-imaging.Further history, besides smoking, revealed apnoea diving-activity during younger adult age.The distinct appearance of partially septated pleura-based bullae lead to the suspicion of a positive-pressure barotrauma of the lungs in the past, now complicated by infection and bleeding.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Ventilation (Zentrum für Pneumologie, Allergologie, Schlaf- und Beatmungsmedizin), Deutsche Klinik für Diagnostik, Aukammalle 33, 65191 Wiesbaden, Germany.

ABSTRACT
In a patient admitted for further investigation of haemoptysis and dyspnoea and known emphysema of the lung, a remarkable distribution of emphysematous bullae could be detected on CT-imaging. Further history, besides smoking, revealed apnoea diving-activity during younger adult age. The distinct appearance of partially septated pleura-based bullae lead to the suspicion of a positive-pressure barotrauma of the lungs in the past, now complicated by infection and bleeding. This case highlights the importance of thorough questioning of the patient and underlines the consideration of differential diagnoses of emphysema.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus