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Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonia: An Unexpected Complication of Substance Abuse

Michael N. Gurell, MD; R. Matthew Kottmann, MD; Haodong Xu, MD; and Patricia J. Sime, MD
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From the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642.


Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.


Ann Intern Med. 2008;149(5):364-365. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-149-5-200809020-00027
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Chest radiograph and computed tomographic scan showing diffuse reticular infiltrates.
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Figure 2.
Wedge biopsy specimen of the lung.

Several round-to-oval vacuolar spaces are surrounded by histiocytes. The vacuolar spaces represent lipid vacuoles that were washed out during tissue processing (original magnification, × 400).

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