Case Report
Volume 4 Issue 8 - 2020
Pulmonary Pneumatoceles in a COVID-19 Pneumonia: Coincidence or Evolutionary Aspect?
Malika Oulahiane, Ouissal Aissaoui*, Sahar Yahya, Afak Nsiri, Khalid Khaleq, Aziz Bouhouri and Rachid Al Harrar
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Covid-19 Dedicated ICU, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: Ouissal Aissaoui, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Covid-19 Dedicated ICU, Ibn Rochd University Hospital, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco.
Received: June 19, 2020; Published: July 06, 2020


A Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, has rapidly swept around the world just within a month, causing global public health emergency. Ground glass opacities, consolidation, and crazy paving pattern are typical chest computed tomography (CT) manifestations; otherwise, pulmonary pneumatoceles are a rare evolutionary aspect. Herein, we report a case of a 53-year-old male who was diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia on the basis of RT-PCR analysis with a pneumatocele formation in bilateral lobes of the lung on follow-up chest CT scan. The aim of this report is to highlight this atypical radiological evolution of COVID-19 pneumonia with representative pictures.

Keywords: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Computed Tomography (CT); Pulmonary Pneumatoceles


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