7) To understand the complications of Pyopneumothorax.
This is a progressive study of 50 Indoor patients with pyopneumothorax admitted in the civil hospital, Ahmedabad in consecutive 3 years.
Computed tomography of the thorax revealed right sided pyopneumothorax with collapse consolidation of underlying lung parenchyma (Fig.
8) Cases of pyopneumothorax secondary to aspergillus infection have been reported rarely.
Key Words: Coccidioidomycosis, empyema, pulmonary cavity, pyopneumothorax
6) Our interaction with a Tennessee resident who had pyopneumothorax caused by Coccidioides immitis encouraged us to review the literature pertaining to this unusual entity and report the case, as it represents an excellent example of this traveling fungal disease.
05); 29% cases of empyema were associated with pyopneumothorax and 62% of cases had underlying lung parenchymal disease, out of which PTB was 76% (47/62).
Pyopneumothorax was present in around one-third cases (29%, n=29) representing underlying lung disease and out of these, 69% (n=20) were free and 31% (n=9) were loculated.
The commonest complication associated in these patients was pyopneumothorax (16%) as shown in Fig 2.
The complications on admission were studied, pyopneumothorax was the commonest associated complication with empyema followed by pneumothorax.
STUDY METHODS: The study includes children diagnosed to have empyema or pyopneumothorax
in pediatric wards of Govt.
Here we report a rare case of Left sided BH in adult which caused pyopneumothorax
and also pleural thickening, a late complication due to barium from intrathoracic incarceration and perforation of the stomach (fundus).