Pulmonary Cyst Caused by Septic Emboli in the Preterm Infant

J Perinatol. Mar-Apr 1998;18(2):156-9.


A pulmonary cyst appeared in a growing preterm infant. The presumptive diagnosis was septic pulmonary embolism associated with the central venous catheter. The infant was successfully treated with antibiotic therapy and removal of the central venous catheter.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization, Central Venous
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Embolism / diagnostic imaging*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / diagnostic imaging*
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed