Traumatic pneumatocele.

  title={Traumatic pneumatocele.},
  author={T Yang and Ching-Hua Huang and Jing-wen Yu and Feng-Chi Hsieh and Yung-Feng Huang},
  journal={Pediatrics and neonatology},
  volume={51 2},
Traumatic pneumatocele is a rare complication of blunt chest trauma with uncertain pathogenesis. It occurs primarily in pediatric patients and is characterized by single or multiple pulmonary cystic lesions concomitant with other type of injuries of the lung parenchyma. Herein we present a case of traumatic pneumatocele in a 3-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… CONTINUE READING