aerocele


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Related to aerocele: enterorrhagia

pneumatocele

 [noo-mat´o-sēl]
1. a tumor or cyst formed by air or other gas filling an adventitious pouch, such as a laryngocele, tracheocele, or gaseous swelling of the scrotum. Called also aerocele and pneumocele.
2. a usually benign, thin-walled, air-containing cyst of the lung, as in staphylococcal pneumonia. Called also pneumocele and pneumonocele.

aer·o·cele

(ār'ō-sēl),
Distention of a small natural cavity with gas.
[aero- + G. kēlē, tumor]

aerocele

(1) An uncommon intracranial collection of gas due to surgical disruption of dural integrity.
(2) A nonspecific term of limited clinical utility for the gaseous dilatation of a hollow viscus.

aer·o·cele

(ār'ō-sēl)
Distention of a small natural cavity with gas.
[aero- + G. kēlē, tumor]
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Acquired cervical aerocele can be asymptomatic or with non-specific symptoms.
There are only few articles published on the treatment of cervical aerocele. In asymptomatic patients, no surgical intervention is required, and treatment is conservative.
Cervical aerocele is a rare condition and patients may present with a compressible neck swelling without any other symptoms.
Aerocele: an unusual complication of tracheocutaneous fistula repair.
Cervical aerocele in a tracheotomy dependent pediatric patient.