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Tension Pneumothorax as the Presentation of Pulmonary Langerhans Histiocytosis

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


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, Vol. 4 No. 5, 173-174
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-5-8
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Conor McCartney, Andrew Freeman, 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.

Correspondence to: Ravi  Nayak, Internal Medicine, Program Director Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, St. Louis University, United States. Email: cmccartn@slu.edu

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.

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