Emphysema and secondary pneumothorax in young adults smoking cannabis.

@article{Beshay2007EmphysemaAS,
  title={Emphysema and secondary pneumothorax in young adults smoking cannabis.},
  author={Morris Beshay and H Kaiser and Dagmar J Niedhart and Marc Andr{\'e} Reymond and Ralph Alexander Schmid},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={
          834-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND We observed a remarkable increase in the number of young patients who presented with lung emphysema and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) at our institution for over a period of 30 months; most of them have a common history of marijuana abuse. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. METHODS Seventeen young patients presented with spontaneous pneumothorax with bullous lung emphysema were systematically evaluated over a period of 30 months. All were regular marijuana smokers… CONTINUE READING
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