Research Article | Open Access | 10.31586/Surgery.0303.02

Traumatic Pulmonary Pneumatoceles (Pseudocyst)


Introduction: Traumatic pulmonary parenchymal cavitary lesions (TPPCs) are pulmonary pseudocysts raiding secondary to lung contusion.

Method: To provide an overview of the etiology, presentation, diagnosis and treatment of TPPCs, and to discuss this in the context of a cohort of 12 retrospectively reviewed patients with TPPCs presenting to Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, from January 2014 to December 2016. Between January 2014 and December 2016, a total of twelve trauma patients presented to Sahlgrenska University Hospital with TPPC following blunt trauma.

Results: TPPCs are of limited clinical consequence. Inexperienced clinicians may treat these inappropriately. A Computed Tomography (CT) scan is the investigation of choice. Treatment is symptomatic. Intervention is indicated only in case of complications.


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October 5, 2018
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HAGHIGHIKIAN, M et al. Traumatic Pulmonary Pneumatoceles (Pseudocyst). Trends Journal of Sciences Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 116-119, oct. 2018. ISSN 2377-8083. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 july 2019.