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Complete resolution of the giant pulmonary bulla: a case of inflammatory autobullectomy
Sungrock Park, Hyejin Shi, Sungho Wang, Sangki Lee, Yousang Ko, Yong Bum Park
Kosin Med J. 2018;33(3):409-414.   Published online December 31, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2018.33.3.409
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Giant pulmonary bulla (GPB) is a rare manifestation of emphysema and usually enlarges gradually over time, occasionally resulting in complications. Hence, more often than not, the surgical intervention of a Bullectomy is the standard method of treatment for GPB. However, there are case reports that show the complete resolution of GPB after its inflammation process even without surgical intervention. A 51-year-old man was admitted to our clinic due to pleuritic pain. After a chest X-ray and CT scan, a new air-fluid level within the GPB was revealed in the right upper lobe of his lung. His clinical status had improved promptly with intravenous antibiotics. A one-year follow-up study showed the GPB was completely resolved.


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