Complicated pneumonias with empyema and/or pneumatocele in children

  title={Complicated pneumonias with empyema and/or pneumatocele in children},
  author={Valmir Kunyoshi and Daniele Cristina Cataneo and Ant{\^o}nio Jos{\'e} Maria Cataneo},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
To investigate the incidence, procedure type, characteristics of pleural fluid and pneumatoceles, and evolution of pneumonia complicated with empyema and/or pneumatoceles. Review of 394 pediatric pneumonia in patients at São Paulo State University Hospital during 2 years. We studied those with complications such as pleural effusion and pneumatocele. There were 121 (30.71%) with complications such as pleural effusion and pneumatocele; these were significantly higher in infants. One hundred and… CONTINUE READING

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