Huang, "Traumatic pneumatocele
," Pediatrics & Neonatology, vol.
The incidence of pneumatocele
formation secondary to RSV pneumonitis is unknown.
PLUS at least 2 serial chest radiographs showing new or progressive infiltrates, consolidation, cavitation or pneumatocele
Among patients with pneumonia, 12 of 17 CA-MRSA were complicated (9 empyemas and 3 pneumatocele/pneumothorax) versus 2 of 13 CA-MSSA (1 empyema and 1 pneumatocele
Other less common radiological findings include "crazy paving" pattern in the lung parenchyma; endobronchial secretions; or unspecific areas of post-obstructive pneumonitis, pneumatoceles
, pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, and pleural effusions [3-5].
In about 10% of patients, it can complicate with pneumatoceles
, pneumothorax, and acute respiratory distress syndrome .
The presence of at least one of the following on one or more (in patients with underlying diseases two or more) serial chest radiographs, new or progressive radiographic infiltrates, consolidation, cavitation, and pneumatoceles
in an infant [less than or equal to] 1 year old will also be needed for the diagnosis .
(2) Additionally, rupture of these blebs, apical cysts, and pneumatoceles
may damage the visceral pleura causing a spontaneous secondary pneumothorax.
However, there are no skeletal or dental abnormalities, and no pneumatoceles
. Rather, these patients suffer from severe viral (e.g., human papillomavirus, herpes simplex, varicella zoster, and molluscum contagiosum viruses) and opportunistic infections, asthma, and allergies.
Excluding patients who did not have a chest tube inserted because their disease was mild and those in whom fibrinolysis was contraindicated (22 pyopneumothorax, 9 pneumatoceles
and 5 TB empyema), data on 99 patients from the pre- and post-fibrinolysis periods (TPA 52, no TPA 47) were available for comparative analysis (Fig.
However, pulmonary fibrosis and pneumatoceles
were identified later.
In this case study, a 17 year-old male motor vehicle accident victim suffered severe trauma including bilateral lung contusions with pneumatoceles
, several fractures to his femur, forearm, ribs, and thoracic vertebrae, plus splenic and liver lacerations.