Traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst due to thoracic trauma


Gulbahar G., Gundogdu A. G. , KAPLAN T., Kocer B.

Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, vol.24, no.1, pp.95-97, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0218492315595333
  • Journal Name: Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-97
  • Keywords: Cysts, Lung injury, Nonpenetrating, Thoracic injuries, Wounds

Abstract

© 2014 SAGE Publications.Traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst is uncommon and usually regresses spontaneously with conservative treatment. In rare cases, surgical intervention may be necessary. A pseudocyst may be treated surgically to prevent potential complications if the patient undergoes a thoracotomy for another reason. We present a patient with hemopneumothorax and traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst after a motor vehicle accident, who was operated on electively due to massive air leak.