Bulla in the lung Journal Article

Author(s): Erne, Barbara V; Graff, Mareike; Klemm, Wolfram; Danzl, Johannes G; Leschber, Gunda
Article Title: Bulla in the lung
Abstract: In July, 2011, a 32-year-old man presented with thoracic pain radiating to the left arm and upper dorsum, shortness of breath, and palpitations. He had had upper back tension for 6 months. Medical history was unremarkable apart from moderate nicotine use (two pack-years). Echocardiography, electrocardiography, and laboratory tests were unremarkable, excluding a cardiac event. CT of the chest after chest radiography showed a large bulla of 16 cm diameter in the right hemithorax (figure A). We did not detect radiological evidence of underlying pulmonary disease. The bulla wall was unremarkable and no structures were seen within the bulla.
Keywords: cisplatin; pemetrexed; cancer adjuvant therapy; cancer staging; computer assisted tomography; histopathology; lung alveolus cell carcinoma; lung bulla; lung lobectomy; lymph node dissection; multiple cycle treatment; nuclear magnetic resonance imaging; pneumothorax; thorax pain; thorax radiography
Journal Title: The Lancet
Volume: 380
Issue 9849
ISSN: 1474-547X
Publisher: Elsevier  
Date Published: 2012-10-01
Start Page: 1280
Sponsor: We thank the interdisciplinary team at the ELK Berlin Chest Hospital.
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60690-4
Open access: no