Crack cocaine mimicking pulmonary embolism on pulmonary ventilation/perfusion lung scan. A case report.


Cocaine inhalation is associated with multiple pulmonary complications including pulmonary infiltrates, pulmonary edema, barotrauma, tracheal injury, and alveolar hemorrhage. Little has been reported about ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) lung scanning in patients who smoke cocaine. The authors report a case of inhalation cocaine abuse mimicking pulmonary… (More)


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