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.
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).