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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(5), 173-174
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-5-8
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Tension Pneumothorax as the Presentation of Pulmonary Langerhans Histiocytosis

Conor McCartney1, , Andrew Freeman2 and Ravi Nayak3,

1Department Internal Medicine, St. Louis University, United States

2Department of Pathology, DO Saint Louis University, United States

3Internal Medicine, Program Director Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, St. Louis University, United States

Pub. Date: May 30, 2016

Cite this paper:
Conor McCartney, Andrew Freeman and Ravi Nayak. Tension Pneumothorax as the Presentation of Pulmonary Langerhans Histiocytosis. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(5):173-174. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-5-8

Abstract

A 36 year old male smoker presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath. A chest x-ray showed a tension pneumothorax. Chest tube was placed urgently. CT scan showed upper lobe predominant cystic lung lesions. Biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of pulmonary Langerhans Histiocytosis.

Keywords:
tension pneumothorax pneumothorax langerhans histiocytosis lagerhans histiocytosis

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