Lung - nontumor
Cystic disease / congenital anomalies
Congenital pulmonary cysts

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 February 2017, last major update August 2011

Copyright: (c) 2003-2017,, Inc.

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Congenital pulmonary cysts. website. Accessed October 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Similar to bronchogenic cysts, but communicate with bronchi
  • Often present as large, thin walled pneumatoceles, and may rupture leading to tension pneumothorax, requiring emergent intervention