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Lung emphysema caused by marijuana smoking

Authors:

A Van Landeghem ,

Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
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B Arys,

Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
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C Heyse,

Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
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R Gosselin

Department of Medical Imaging, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
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Abstract

Background: A 33-year-old male of Turkish origin, born in Belgium, presented to the emergency department with left sided chest pain. One week earlier he had been caught in a fight. To exclude fractures of the ribs a radiography of the chest and ribs was performed.

Keywords: Emphysema, pulmonary
How to Cite: Landeghem AV, Arys B, Heyse C, Gosselin R. Lung emphysema caused by marijuana smoking. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2012;95(3):166–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.606
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Published on 01 May 2012.
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