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

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Congenital pulmonary cysts. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumorcongenitalcysts.html. Accessed December 16th, 2017.
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