LIPOID PNEUMONIA SECONDARY TO VASELINE (R) USE IN A PATIENT WITH TYMPANIC MEMBRANE PERFORATION


Ocak I., Raffensperger J., Turkbey B., Fuhrman C.

JBR-BTR, vol.92, no.6, pp.280-282, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : JBR-BTR
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-282

Abstract

Exogenous lipoid pneumonia is a rare condition caused by aspiration of mineral, vegetable or animal oils. The aspiration of mineral oil is the most common cause of lipoid pneumonia in children. We present a 27-year-old man with a lipoid pneumonia with a history of daily use of Vaseline (R) applied to cotton balls for ear plugging before swimming and shower.