What is it about?

Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) – recently reported as congenital pulmonary airway malformation – is a rare abnormality of lung development. We present a case of a six-year-old child having a cystic lung lesion that proved to be CCAM after surgical resection. The child is performing well on follow-up.

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it helps in clinical differentiation of cases presented with acute respiratory distress

Perspectives

this article presents a case presented to the emergency department with respiratory distress. age, history and plain radiography are important. CT chest is a clue to the case.

Dr. Eman Sobh
Al-Azhar University

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This page is a summary of: It is not pneumothorax: Multicystic lung lesion in a six-year-old child, Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, August 2016, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/2010105816664357.
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