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Lung Herniation
Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Lung hernia
            • Definitions

              • Extension of lung tissue outside thoracic cavity

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Consider

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  • Reporting Tips

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Van Den Broeck S et al: Intercostal lung herniation after repeat thoracotomy. Minerva Chir. 63(4):307-10, 2008
                                    2. Sulaiman A et al: Cough-induced intercostal lung herniation requiring surgery: Report of a case. Surg Today. 36(11):978-80, 2006
                                    3. Szentkereszty Z et al: Surgical treatment of intercostal hernia with implantation of polypropylene mesh. Hernia. 10(4):354-6, 2006
                                    4. Rathinam S et al: Bullous herniation of the lung through an intercostal drain site. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 23(2):240, 2003
                                    5. Ayers DE et al: Surgical repair of intercostal pulmonary hernia secondary to cough induced rib fracture. J R Nav Med Serv. 88(2):55-6, 2002
                                    6. Weissberg D et al: Hernia of the lung. Ann Thorac Surg. 74(6):1963-6, 2002
                                    7. Brock MV et al: Spontaneous anterior thoracic lung hernias. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 119(5):1046-7, 2000
                                    8. Tack D et al: Spontaneous lung herniation after a single cough. Eur Radiol. 10(3):500-2, 2000
                                    9. Tamburro F et al: Acquired spontaneous intercostal hernia of the lung diagnosed on helical CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(3):876-7, 2000
                                    10. Busch T et al: Incarcerated postraumatic intercostal lung hernia. Case report and review of the literature. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 40(6):901-3, 1999
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Lung hernia
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Extension of lung tissue outside thoracic cavity

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Consider

                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Van Den Broeck S et al: Intercostal lung herniation after repeat thoracotomy. Minerva Chir. 63(4):307-10, 2008
                                                                      2. Sulaiman A et al: Cough-induced intercostal lung herniation requiring surgery: Report of a case. Surg Today. 36(11):978-80, 2006
                                                                      3. Szentkereszty Z et al: Surgical treatment of intercostal hernia with implantation of polypropylene mesh. Hernia. 10(4):354-6, 2006
                                                                      4. Rathinam S et al: Bullous herniation of the lung through an intercostal drain site. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 23(2):240, 2003
                                                                      5. Ayers DE et al: Surgical repair of intercostal pulmonary hernia secondary to cough induced rib fracture. J R Nav Med Serv. 88(2):55-6, 2002
                                                                      6. Weissberg D et al: Hernia of the lung. Ann Thorac Surg. 74(6):1963-6, 2002
                                                                      7. Brock MV et al: Spontaneous anterior thoracic lung hernias. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 119(5):1046-7, 2000
                                                                      8. Tack D et al: Spontaneous lung herniation after a single cough. Eur Radiol. 10(3):500-2, 2000
                                                                      9. Tamburro F et al: Acquired spontaneous intercostal hernia of the lung diagnosed on helical CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 174(3):876-7, 2000
                                                                      10. Busch T et al: Incarcerated postraumatic intercostal lung hernia. Case report and review of the literature. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 40(6):901-3, 1999