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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 141-143

Spontaneous lung pneumatocele in an adult with community-acquired pneumonia


Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India

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Surya Kant
Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226003
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ejim.ejim_6_17

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Pulmonary pneumatoceles are thin-walled, air-filled cystic lesions occurring in lung parenchyma. They occur as a sequelae to bacterial infections of the lung, especially bronchopneumonia. They are commonly seen in infants and children. In this article, we report a rare case of pneumatoceles in a 40-year-old adult following staphylococcal community-acquired pneumonia.


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