An unusual pleural cyst in a child presenting as a pseudo-pneumothorax. Case report.
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...Expand abstract
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- South African journal of surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir chirurgie
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