Posterior lung herniation after a coughing spell: A case report

Kenneth M. Jastrow, Danny Chu, Dawn Jaroszewski, Joseph Huh, Faisal Bakaeen

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Abstract

Lung hernias are rare, occurring most commonly after trauma or surgery. Spontaneous lung hernias are even rarer and have only been reported as occurring anteriorly. We present a 72-year-old male who developed a spontaneous posterior lung hernia after a severe coughing episode. We describe the evaluation and surgical management of this unusual condition and provide a brief review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number86
JournalCases Journal
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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  • Medicine(all)

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