Research Article | Open Access | 10.31586/Surgery.0303.02

Traumatic Pulmonary Pneumatoceles (Pseudocyst)

Abstract

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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Published
October 5, 2018
How to Cite
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: <http://tjsr.org/journal/index.php/tjsr/article/view/66>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2018.