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Empyema thoracis complicated by pneumothorax neccessitans manifesting as lobulated, localized subcutaneous emphysematous swellings

Kuan, Yeh Chunn and How, Soon Hin and Yeen, Wing Choy and Ng, Teck Han and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2011) Empyema thoracis complicated by pneumothorax neccessitans manifesting as lobulated, localized subcutaneous emphysematous swellings. The Annals of Thracic Surgery, 91. pp. 1969-1971. ISSN 0003-4975 (P), 1552-6259 (O)

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Abstract

We describe a patient with empyema thoracis that had eroded through the apical chest wall to the supraclavicular fossa and lung parenchyma, ultimately leading to a bronchopleural fistula manifesting as lobulated, localized subcutaneous emphysematous swellings over the chest wall and supraclavicular fossa. This is a rarely reported phenomenon and the reason why the lobulated subcutaneous emphysematous swellings remained localized is unknown

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5950/17283
Uncontrolled Keywords: empyema, thoracis, manifesting
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Sarifah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 22:29
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2013 14:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17283

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