Alveolar Air Leak Syndrome a Potential Complication of COVID-19-ARDS – Single Centre Retrospective Analysis. Joshi S, Bhatia A, Tayal N, Ali. S J, Chaturvedi S, J Assoc Physicians of India volume 69, (01), January2021

Post Date: November 24, 2021

Alveolar air leak comprising of pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema in the ongoing COVID 19 pneumonia have been increasingly reported in literature. These air leaks were also recognized in the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and H1N1 viral pandemics. Here we review the incidence and outcomes of alveolar air leaks over 400 patients admitted to our tertiary care institution for moderate-severe COVID-19 pneumonia.