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Cystic Changes in COVID-19 is not an Uncommon Entity: A Case Series

Pratima Singh, Narayan Mishra, Sangram Keshari Mohapatra, Saurabh Gupta, Kinshuk Sarbhai

Keywords : Computed tomography, COVID-19, Cyst, Pneumonia

Citation Information : Singh P, Mishra N, Mohapatra SK, Gupta S, Sarbhai K. Cystic Changes in COVID-19 is not an Uncommon Entity: A Case Series. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2022; 64 (3):216-219.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11007-0023

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Lung cyst is an atypical computed tomography (CT) thorax finding in COVID-19 pneumonia. Cyst in COVID-19 may result independent of mechanical ventilation. The cyst may rupture causing pneumomediastinum or pneumothorax or may get secondarily infected resulting in an adverse outcome in patients. Here, we describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of 19 patients with COVID-19 pneumonia with lung cysts detected in CT thorax. A total of 17 (89%) of our patients survived uneventfully and 2 died due to complications unrelated to the cysts.

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