A giant bulla case that developed in the late period after Covid 19: a case report

Bayram Metin 1 * , Mehmethan Turan 2, Emel Eskitaşcıoğlu 3
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1 Thoracic Surgery Department, Kayseri Acibadem Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
2 Chest Diseases Department, Private Acibadem Kayseri Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
3 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Private Acibadem Kayseri Hospital, Turkey
* Corresponding Author
J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp. 68-70. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/10925
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Covid 19 patients' lung imaging, parenchymal pneumonic opacity areas with ground glass density, mostly located in the subpleural regions, are observed. With the increase in the number of cases, different lung complications have begun to be seen in cases other than pneumonic consolidations. Here, we wanted to emphasize the necessity of follow-up of Covid 19 patients after discharge by presenting our case who developed giant bulla in the late period, but not in the early follow-up after Covid 19.


Metin B, Turan M, Eskitaşcıoğlu E. A giant bulla case that developed in the late period after Covid 19: a case report. J CLIN MED KAZ. 2021;18(3):68-70. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/10925


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