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P Visrutaratna, J Euathongchit, V Kattipattanapong
Correspondence: Pannee Visrutaratna, email@example.com
An eight-year-old boy presented with a sudden onset of chest pain. He had been diagnosed to have a left spontaneous pneumothorax. Chest radiographs and computed tomography of the chest showed a thin-walled cyst in the left lower lobe. Thoracotomy and a segmentectomy of the apical segment of the lower lobe was performed, confirming the diagnosis of a ruptured bronchogenic cyst. Imaging findings of various pulmonary cystic lesions in children are discussed.
Keywords: chest, children, bronchogenic cyst, cystic adenomatoid malformation, congenital lobar emphysema
Singapore Med J 2003; 44(6): 325-329