Lung pneumatocele in adult patient – case report

Authors: A. Dzian 1;  I. Fúčela 1;  J. Hamžík 1;  Z. Huťka 2;  P. Stiegler 1
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika hrudníkovej chirurgie JLF UK a UN Martin, prednosta: Doc. MUDr. J. Hamžík, PhD. 1;  Ústav patologickej anatómie JLF UK a UN Martin, vedúci: Prof. MUDr. L. Plank, CSc. 2
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2012, roč. 91, č. 12, s. 679-682.
Category: Case Report


Lung pneumatoceles are characterized by a thin-walled air-filled cavity present in lung parenchyma. Mostly they are the result of acute bronchopneumonia after spontaneous drainage of altered lung parenchyma with subsequent development and progression of cavities due to ventile mechanism. This disease is more prevalent in infants and young children, it is rather rare in adults. In the present case report, videothoracoscopy resection of lung pneumatocele of the right lower lobe was performed a 43-years old man. The operation was indicated for the presence of chronic persisting and progressing pneumatocele as a preventive measure of pneumatocele complications.

Key words:
lung pneumatocele


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