COVID-19 with cystic features on computed tomography: A case report.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 May;99(18):e20175
Authors: Liu K, Zeng Y, Xie P, Ye X, Xu G, Liu J, Wang H, Qian J
RATIONALE: The cystic features of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) found on computed tomography (CT) have not yet been reported in the published literature. We report the cystic chest CT findings of 2 patients confirmed to have COVID-19-related pneumonia.
PATIENT CONCERNS: A 38-year-old man and a 35-year-old man diagnosed with severe COVID-19 pneumonia were admitted to the intensive care unit.
DIAGNOSES: Chest CT findings showed multiple cysts in ground-glass opacities (bilaterally) with/without pneumothorax. The cysts had a smooth inner wall.
INTERVENTIONS: The patients continued to be given oxygen by mask and received antitussive, phlegm-dispelling treatment.
OUTCOMES: At follow up, there was a reduction in the number of multiple cystic lesions on CT. To date, 1 patient was discharged from hospital, while the other had been transferred to the rehabilitation department.
LESSONS: COVID-19 may independently result in pulmonary cyst formation and pneumothorax; the application of a ventilator may be another causative factor.
PMID: 32358406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]