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Minerva Pneumologica 2004 June;43(2):93-8

language: Italian

Exogenous lipoid pneumonia: a case report

Guarino C., Ferrigno F., Del Giudice R., Pedicelli I., De Rosa N., Marzo C.


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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.

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