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Congenital Cystic Lung Lesions

The 2 most common malformations of the lung are congenital cystic adenomatoidmalformation (CCAM) and bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS).

CONGENITAL CYSTIC LUNG LESIONS

The 2 most common malformations of the lung are congenital cystic adenomatoidmalformation (CCAM) and bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS). CCAM is ahamartomatous lesion, and BPS is a nonfunctioning bronchopulmonary segment separate from the tracheobronchial tree.

These conditions are followed by serial ultrasonography. Some resolve spontane-ously, though minimally invasive surgery may be required.


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