Marijuana abuse and bullous emphysema

Lung India. 2012 Jan;29(1):56-8. doi: 10.4103/0970-2113.92365.


Marijuana abuse has been on an increasing trend worldwide in the last decade. We hereby report a case of severe bullous emphysema resulting in pneumothorax in a patient with few years of marijuana abuse. We also review the major conditions in the differential diagnosis of bullous emphysema in adults.

Keywords: Emphysema; VATS; marijuana; pneumothorax.