Smoking Associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Accelerated Hypertension, Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Mediastinal Emphysema Large Aortic Neurysm and Pulmonary Tuberculosis - A Case Report

Authors

  • PK Verma Lecturer, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi & GTB Hospital, Delhi
  • S Rajpal Senior Medical Specialist, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi & GTB Hospital, Delhi
  • GS Ranga Professor, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi & GTB Hospital, Delhi
  • S Dwivedi Professor and Head of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi & GTB Hospital, Delhi

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https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v5i2.3073

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Pneumothorax, Mediastinal emphysema, Aortic aneurysm, Hypertension, Pulmonary tuberculosis

Abstract

Chronic smoking is often associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease, hypertension & aortic aneurysm in elderly people. However its life threatening complications in the form of tension pneumothorax, mediastinal emphysema, and enlarging aortic aneurysm coexisting with pulmonary tuberculosis at times poses diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We report here with an 86 - year - old male who had mediastinal emphysema, large aortic aneurysm, accelerated hypertension and evidence of active pulmonary tuberculosis aggravated by chronic smoking. He made remarkable recovery following intercostal drainage, anti tuberculous and supportive intensive therapy.

Keywords: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Pneumothorax; Mediastinal emphysema; Aortic aneurysm; Hypertension; Pulmonary tuberculosis  

DOI: 10.3126/saarctb.v5i2.3073

SAARC J. Tuber. Lung Dis. HIV/AIDS 2008 Vol.5(2) 26-30

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2010-05-07

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Verma, P., Rajpal, S., Ranga, G., & Dwivedi, S. (2010). Smoking Associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Accelerated Hypertension, Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Mediastinal Emphysema Large Aortic Neurysm and Pulmonary Tuberculosis - A Case Report. SAARC Journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS, 5(2), 26–30. https://doi.org/10.3126/saarctb.v5i2.3073

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