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A Journal on Diseases of the Respiratory System
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Thoracic Endoscopy
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Minerva Pneumologica 2004 June;43(2):93-8
Exogenous lipoid pneumonia: a case report
Guarino C., Ferrigno F., Del Giudice R., Pedicelli I., De Rosa N., Marzo C.
Clinical experience in a case of exogenous lipoid pneumonia is reported. In this clinical case, the accumulation of exogenous lipid (paraffin oil) in the bronchial trunk in a tracheostomized female patient is underlined. The patient has been submitted to X-ray and TC of the thorax with transthoracic needle biopsy, bronchoalveolar lavage, gas-analysis and spirometry. After 3 and 6 months from the suspension of medicament and of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapy, the patient has been controlled with X-ray, TC and bronchoalveolar lavage that showed an improvement of the clinical, radiological and functional picture.