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An unusual pleural cyst in a child presenting as a pseudo-pneumothorax. Case report.

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This case highlights an unusual pleural cyst in a 3-year-old child that simulated a pneumothorax on chest radiograph. The child presented with mild respiratory distress and the 'pneumothorax' failed to respond to pleural intubation. At thoracotomy, a 10 cm air-filled cyst was found attached to the visceral pleura by a narrow pedicle. This was transfixed and divided, with removal of the cyst. Postoperatively, the lung expanded and the child recovered without any sequelae. Histological examinat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Clinical Lab Sciences, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie
Volume:
40
Issue:
2
Pages:
60-62
Publication date:
2002-05-05
ISSN:
0038-2361
URN:
uuid:27d6568a-2370-4d47-8a16-d53b474afa25
Source identifiers:
122084
Local pid:
pubs:122084

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