Spontaneous pneumothorax in cystic adenomatoid malformation: Unusual clinical and histologic features

L. Benture, G. Canny, P. Thorner, R. Superina, P. Babyn, H. Levison*

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Abstract

Pneumothorax is a rare presentation of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) in the newborn period and is presumed to be due to resuscitative measures. A previously well three-week-old baby presented with spontaneous tension pneumothorax due to CCAM. In the lung resection specimen, a malformation was seen, which in addition to the histologic changes of CCAM, showed diffuse vascular proliferation in the interstitium and lining of air space by type 2 pneumocytes. We propose that this is a new variant of CCAM rather than one of the classic three types. The unusual clinical manifestation may be related to the unusual histologic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1292-1293
Number of pages2
JournalCHEST
Volume99
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Benture, L., Canny, G., Thorner, P., Superina, R., Babyn, P., & Levison, H. (1991). Spontaneous pneumothorax in cystic adenomatoid malformation: Unusual clinical and histologic features. CHEST, 99(5), 1292-1293.