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Disorders of the Mediastinum: Pleura and Chest Wall |

Spontaneous Intercostal Lung Herniation

Ian Lee, DO; Ching-Fei Chang, MD
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University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A229. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.237
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SESSION TITLE: Pleura and Chest Wall

SESSION TYPE: Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous intercostal lung herniation is a very rare condition. We present an unusual case of a lateral chest wall intercostal lung herniation in an obese male smoker. In our patient, conservative therapy was recommended, although reliance on narcotic pain medication may be an argument for surgical intervention in the future.

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