SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Signs and Symptoms of Chest Disease
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Dyspnea and worsening cough in a patient with prolonged history of smoking leads clinicians toward the diagnosis and treatment of COPD. When escalating therapy of COPD does not lead to recovery, alternative diagnoses should be sought. A rare complication of left sided thoracotomy for hiatal hernia repair is intercostal lung herniation. Without correction, patients are prone to recurrent pulmonary infections masquerading as an acute exacerbation of COPD and lung parenchyma incarceration may cause sepsis.