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Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2013 Apr;3(2):155-8. doi: 10.4103/2229-5151.114276.

Traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst.

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Department of Respiratory Medicine, JLN Medical College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.

Abstract

Blunt thoracic trauma manifests in various ways, depending on the structures injured and type of injury. Commonly manifested as parenchymal contusion, at times, pseudacavitation may also been seen on the chest X ray. They are to be differentiated from other causes of pulmonary cavitations which are often done based on history. The so called pulmonary pseudo cysts usually have a benign course and needs only observation.

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Pulmonary pseudo cyst; pulmonary contusion; thoracic trauma

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