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Mucocoele formation due to congenital bronchial atresia--a rare cause of solitary pulmonary nodule.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17370796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of congenital bronchial atresia with unique features in a twenty eight years old asymptomatic, non-smoker male who presented to our department for X -ray chest as a part of routine annual medical check up. It revealed an incidental, well defined, branching opacity in the left upper lobe close to the hilum. A differential diagnosis of vascular malformation and bronchocoele was given with advice to the patient to follow up after five months. A repeat x ray chest 5 months later revealed same branching character of the opacity. The CT scan of chest showed the detailed characteristics of the opacity. The lesion was located in the apico-posterior segment of the left upper lobe. It was non-enhancing and had a typical branching character with paucity of vessels in the surrounding lung. Lack of symptoms and CT features of the opacity were sufficient to label this patient as a case of congenital bronchial atresia with mucocoele formation . No frank emphysematous change had yet developed around the atretic bronchial segment.
Muhammad Umar Amin; Asim Rahim; Muhammad Nafees
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-20     Completed Date:  2007-04-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Combined Military Hospital, Bahawalpur.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchi / abnormalities*
Lung Diseases / etiology*
Mucocele / etiology*,  radiography
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule / etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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