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Recurrent Spontaneous Pneumothorax in a 15-Year-Old Female Associated with Electronic Cigarettes
  • Seth Deskins,
  • Samuel Luketich ,
  • Saif Al-Qatarneh
Seth Deskins
West Virginia University

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Samuel Luketich
West Virginia University
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Saif Al-Qatarneh
West Virginia University
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Pneumothorax as a sequalae of vaping is a relatively recent complication being described in the literature. Smoking has classically been associated with increased risk of pneumothorax, and emerging evidence is showing that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) likely carry some of the same risks. Since electronic cigarettes increased in popularity, especially among the adolescent population, there has been reported increased incidence of lung injury, including pneumothorax. We present a case of a 15-year-old female with a history of e-cigarette use admitted for recurrent pneumothorax with failure to re-expand requiring surgical intervention.
18 Mar 2022Submitted to Pediatric Pulmonology
18 Mar 2022Submission Checks Completed
18 Mar 2022Assigned to Editor
25 Mar 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
12 Apr 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
18 Apr 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
05 May 20221st Revision Received
06 May 2022Assigned to Editor
06 May 2022Submission Checks Completed
06 May 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
06 Jun 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
08 Jun 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
11 Jun 20222nd Revision Received
17 Jun 2022Submission Checks Completed
17 Jun 2022Assigned to Editor
17 Jun 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
27 Jun 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
29 Jun 2022Editorial Decision: Accept