Diagnosis and prognosis of traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts

  • Cihan BedelEmail author
  • Muharrem Özkaya
Original Article



Traumatic pulmonary pseudocysts (TPP) are rarely talked about, developing in less than 3% of patients with pulmonary parenchymal injuries. Resolution usually occurs within a few weeks to a few months.


A retrospective study was undertaken in 30 cases treated in Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Turkey, from January 2014 to December 2017.


The 30 patients with TPP were 28 males (93.3%) and 2 females (6.7%) aged 14–64 years (mean age 31.9 years). Most of them are located in the right lower lobe (50%). The mean size of TPP was 2.07 cm. The overall resolution time for TPP was found to range from 8 to 124 days with a mean of 45.1 ± 32.9 days.


Computed tomography (CT) is a more beneficial than chest radiograph for early diagnosis. Physicians should control follow-up chest radiograph or CT scans until the pseudocyst resolves. Conservative treatment is acceptable in most cases, but intervention may be necessary if complications show up.


Traumatic Pulmonary pseudocysts Emergency 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Statement of human rights/ethical approval

All procedures performed in this study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. For this study, formal consent was obtained.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health Science University Antalya Training and Research Hospital Emergency Medicine DepartmentAntalyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Thorasic SurgeryHealth Science University Antalya Training and Research HospitalAntalyaTurkey

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