Imaging Findings of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury.
To listen to the podcast associated with this article, please select one of the following: iTunes or Google Play. OBJECTIVE. E-cigarettes are devices that aerosolize nicotine- or cannabis-based concentrates mixed with other solvents and have been marketed as an alternative to cigarettes. E-cigarette use, or vaping, is increasingly popular but has not been proven to be an innocuous substitute for traditional smoking. Several patterns of vaping-associated inhalational lung injuries have been reported in the past few years. This article reviews many of the imaging patterns that have been encountered in association with e-cigarette use. CONCLUSION. E-cigarette use is associated with a range of lung injury patterns that have only recently been recognized as use of these products continues to rise. When the radiologist sees one of these patterns of lung injury, it is important to raise the possibility of vaping-induced lung injury because cessation of vaping is an important step in treatment.
Henry, TS; Kligerman, SJ; Raptis, CA; Mann, H; Sechrist, JW; Kanne, JP
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