Hernia of lung through the anterior chest wall

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A lung hernia refers to part of a lung pushing through a tear, or bulging through a weak spot, in the chest wall, neck passageway or diaphragm. Lung hernia is a distinctly rare event, regardless of its location and cause. Most lung hernias are acquired traumatic thoracic hernias, most commonly caused by vigorous coughing with a subsequent rib fracture. We report a rare case of lung hernia through the left anterior chest wall in a middle-aged male. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Shameem, M., Saad, T., Bhargava, R., Ahmed, Z., Pandey, D. K., & Fatima, N. (2008). Hernia of lung through the anterior chest wall. Respiratory Medicine CME, 1(2), 137–139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmedc.2008.03.002

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