Scientific article
Case report

Carcinoma arising in congenital lung cysts

Published inThe thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, vol. 49, no. 3, p. 184-185
Publication date2001

We report on a patient presenting with a bronchioloalveolar carcinoma fortuitously detected in the wall of a bronchogenic cyst. Evidence suggests that unstable epithelial cells contained within the cyst wall may lead to premalignant proliferation and neoplasia. In the current case, we demonstrated an increased proliferative activity in some areas of the cyst consistent with atypical adenomatous hyperplasia. Hence, we stress the importance of close follow-up of all suspected congenital lung cysts because of their potential malignant degeneration.

  • Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar/complications
  • Aged
  • Bronchogenic Cyst/complications/congenital
  • Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of Lung, Congenital/complications
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms/complications
  • Male
Citation (ISO format)
DE PERROT, Marc Eugène Antoine, PACHE, Jean-Claude, SPILIOPOULOS, Anastase. Carcinoma arising in congenital lung cysts. In: The thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, 2001, vol. 49, n° 3, p. 184–185. doi: 10.1055/s-2001-14284
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ISSN of the journal0171-6425

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