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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.

pneu·mat·o·cele

(nū-mat'ō-sēl),
1. An emphysematous or gaseous swelling.
2. Synonym(s): pneumonocele
3. A thin-walled cavity within the lung, one of the characteristic sequelae of staphylococcal pneumonia and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
[G. pneuma, air, + kēlē, tumor, hernia]

pneumatocele

/pneu·ma·to·cele/ (noo-mat´o-sēl)
1. aerocele; 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.
2. a usually benign, thin-walled, air-containing cyst of the lung, as in staphylococcal pneumonia.

pneumatocele

[noo͡mat′əsēl′]
1 a thin-walled cavity in the lung parenchyma caused by partial airway obstruction.
2 a hernial protrusion of lung tissue.
3 a tumor or sac containing gas, especially of the scrotum. Also called pneumonocele [no̅o̅mon′əsēl] .

pneu·mat·o·cele

(nū-mat'ō-sēl)
1. An emphysematous or gaseous swelling.
2. Synonym(s): pneumonocele.
3. A thin-walled cavity within the lung, one of the characteristic sequelae of staphylococcus pneumonia.
[G. pneuma, air, + kēlē, tumor, hernia]

pneumatocele

1. hernia of lung tissue.
2. a usually benign, thin-walled, air-containing cyst of the lung.
3. a tumor or sac containing gas, especially a gaseous swelling of the scrotum.
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6,7) The incidence of postinfectious pneumatocele formation in cases of pneumonia in children ranges between two and eight percent.
Shen et al, (9) reported the successful use of HFOV in the treatment of a three-year-old child who developed large pneumatocele secondary to pneumonia.
The incidence of pneumatocele formation secondary to RSV pneumonitis is unknown.
In our second case, the pneumatocele resolved without the need for ICD.
In the second case, the pneumatocele resolved spontaneously within one week of conservative management with HFOV.
Pneumatocele formation is a serious complication following bacterial or viral infections.
10) Computed tomography (CT) of the chest can detect small pneumothoraces as well as reveal pneumatoceles and subpleural blebs secondary to PCP infection; these will appear as thin-walled cystic structures with almost imperceptible walls in the subpleural space and lung parenchyma.
Pneumatoceles as a complication of paraffin pneumonia.
Imaging showed atelectasis in four; eight had pneumonia (three with effusions); and four had pneumatoceles.
It has been described in a patient with necrotizing pneumonia with numerous pneumatoceles.
1,2) Differential diagnoses include pneumatoceles and lymphagioleiomamyomatosis.
Imaging showed atelectasis in four, eight had pneumonia (three with effusions), and four had pneumatoceles.