[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A 43-year-old man presented to hospital with pneumonia but only after discharge from hospital did he admit to deliberate prior inhalation of mercury. His pulmonary involvement appeared to resolve almost completely with antibiotics and supportive care. Nevertheless, persisting elevated urinary excretion of mercury required two courses of chelation therapy. No serious systemic sequelae were observed.
Canadian respiratory journal: journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society 05/2006; 13(3):150-2. · 1.29 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A 53-year-old woman presented with a spontaneous right-sided pneumothorax. Computed tomography chest scan demonstrated a large bulla involving the right middle lobe. Recurrence of the pneumothorax after initial closed chest tube drainage necessitated thoracotomy and wedge resection. Histopathological examination revealed features consistent with a benign mesenchymal cystic hamartoma. Pneumothorax is a recognized complication of mesenchymal cystic hamartoma, a lesion that also has malignant potential.
Canadian respiratory journal: journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society 10(5):280-1. · 1.29 Impact Factor