Lung - nontumor
Cystic disease / congenital anomalies
Congenital pulmonary cysts

Topic Completed: 1 August 2011

Revised: 28 January 2019, last major update August 2011

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Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Congenital pulmonary cysts. website. Accessed May 28th, 2020.
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
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