Traumatic Pneumatocele in a 12 year Old Boy - A Rare Case Report

Authors

  • Sana Arshy RVM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Siddipet, Telangana
  • Sudigali Sunanda RVM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Siddipet, Telangana
  • Yenganti Prashanth RVM Institute of Medical Sciences, Siddipet, Telangana
  • Kairi Anil RVM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Siddipet, Telangana.   

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.133

Keywords:

Pneumatocele, Blunt Trauma, Contusions, Young Adults

Abstract

Traumatic pneumatocele is a rare complication of blunt chest trauma with uncertain pathogenesis. It occurs primarily in pediatric age group and is characterized by single or multiple pulmonary cystic lesions concomitant with other type of injuries of the lung parenchyma. We present a case of traumatic pneumatocele in a 12-year-old boy, together with a brief review of the literature. This rare entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic lesions complicating blunt chest trauma, especially in young adults. The disease generally has a benign and self-limiting course. Significantly large traumatic pneumatoceles with failure of initial conservative management warrant surgical exploration and management to optimise recovery and prevent complications.

Author Biographies

Sana Arshy, RVM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Siddipet, Telangana

Junior Resident, Department of Respiratory Medicine

Sudigali Sunanda, RVM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Siddipet, Telangana

 Professor & Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine

Yenganti Prashanth, RVM Institute of Medical Sciences, Siddipet, Telangana

Assistant Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine

Kairi Anil, RVM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Siddipet, Telangana.   

Senior Resident, Department of Respiratory Medicine

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Published

2023-12-21

How to Cite

Arshy, S. ., Sunanda, S. ., Prashanth, Y. ., & Anil, K. . (2023). Traumatic Pneumatocele in a 12 year Old Boy - A Rare Case Report . Telangana Journal of IMA, 3(2), 48–50. https://doi.org/10.52314/tjima.2023.v3i2.133

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Case report / Case Series