Lung bullae and pulmonary fibrosis associated with marijuana smoking

Australas Radiol. 2005 Oct;49(5):411-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1673.2005.01472.x.


A 26-year-old man with a history of heavy marijuana and minimal tobacco use was found to have extensive bilateral lung bullae and interstitial fibrosis, heavily infiltrated by pigmented macrophages. These features can be associated with marijuana smoking. The differential diagnoses in this patient are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blister / diagnostic imaging*
  • Blister / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Male
  • Marijuana Smoking / adverse effects*
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / etiology*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed