Unilateral lung infiltrate. Lipoid pneumonia

Eur Respir J. 1991 Jan;4(1):125-7.


A case of unilateral lipoid pneumonia, proven by alveolar lavage and transbronchial lung biopsy, is presented. Following a stroke, which resulted in difficulty in swallowing, the patient slept only on his right side accounting for the unilateral lung infiltrate. He had been taking mineral oil for several years accounting for the lipoid pneumonia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications
  • Constipation / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Mineral Oil / therapeutic use
  • Pneumonia, Lipid / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pneumonia, Lipid / etiology
  • Radiography
  • Self Medication


  • Mineral Oil