Diagnosis and treatment of traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts.

@article{Melloni2003DiagnosisAT,
  title={Diagnosis and treatment of traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts.},
  author={Giulio Melloni and George Cremona and Paola Ciriaco and Marco Pansera and Angelo Carretta and Giampiero Negri and Piero Zannini},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={737-43}
}
BACKGROUND Traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts (TPPs) are rare sequelae of blunt chest trauma. We present a retrospective review of TPPs observed in our hospital and discuss the diagnosis, treatment, and complications of these unusual lesions. METHODS Between 1991 and 1999, 11 TPPs were diagnosed in 10 patients. None of the lesions was detectable on the chest radiograph obtained on the day of injury. In contrast, computed tomographic scan of the chest always demonstrated the TPPs. RESULTS In… CONTINUE READING

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