[Asymptomatic pneumopericardium in a young male cannabis smoker].

Ugeskr Laeger. 2020 Mar 16;182(12):

Authors: Hansen GM

Pneumopericardium is a potential complication to frequent cannabis smoking due to barotrauma of the airways caused by forceful coughing and Valsalva’s manoeuvre. This is a case report of a 27-year-old man, who had a daily consumption of cannabis and presented with abdominal pain and nausea consistent with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. A CT scan revealed an asymptomatic isolated minor pneumopericardium. The patient was observed, and no intervention was needed. At an outpatient control ten days later the pneumopericardium had spontaneously resolved.

PMID: 32285772 [PubMed – in process]

Source: ncbi 2

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