Sinan Becel, Beliz Oztok, Gulhan Kurtoglu Celik, Ferhat Icme, Alp Sener, Gul Pamukcu Gunaydin

Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Blunt chest injury; Traumatic pseudocyst


Damage to lung parenchyma due to blunt thoracic trauma often appears as contusion or hematoma. Cavitary lung lesions or pseudocyst formation due to trauma is a rare phenomenon. In the literature traumatic pseudocysts are also known as pseudocystic hematomas, traumatic lung cavity and traumatic pneumotocel. Traumatic pseudocysts usually have good clinical prognosis, recover spontaneously with supportive treatment and do not require surgery. In this article, we present the case of 52 year old male who was brought to the emergency department after a fall from height and was diagnosed with lung contusions and traumatic cyst.