Publication
Title
An unusual case of traumatic pneumatocele in a nine-year-old girl: A bronchial tear with clear bronchial laceration
Author
Abstract
Post-traumatic pneumatoceles (traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts) after blunt thoracic trauma are not frequently observed. It is widely accepted that pneumatoceles are caused by compression of the lung resulting in bursting parenchyma, followed by decompression of the chest with negative intrathoracic pressure. We present a case of post-traumatic pneumatocele in a nine-year-old girl who was crushed under the tailboard of a horse hamper. A multislice CT of the thorax clearly demonstrated a bronchial laceration pointing to bronchial disruption as an additional causative mechanism.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Pediatric pulmonology. - Philadelphia, Pa
Publication
Philadelphia, Pa : 2009
ISSN
8755-6863
Volume/pages
44:8(2009), p. 826-828
ISI
000268709500014
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 09.09.2009
Last edited 23.08.2017
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