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Pneumatoceles causing respiratory compromise. Treatment by percutaneous decompression.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8131479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary pneumatoceles are uncommon but generally benign, thin-walled parenchymal air collections arising in association with acute pneumonia. Rarely, they may attain such size as to severely affect respiration. We describe the percutaneous placement of multiple drains in a patient with pneumonia due to atypical measles and large pneumatoceles. Decompression via tubes resulted in improved ventilation and acceleration of recovery.
L E Sewall; A I Franco; M M Wojtowycz; J C McDermott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-04-19     Completed Date:  1994-04-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1266-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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MeSH Terms
Chest Tubes*
Lung / radiography
Measles / complications
Pneumonia, Viral / complications*,  radiography
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology,  therapy*

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