Pedunculated Parietal Pleural Lesion: A Rare Presentation of Bronchogenic Cyst
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Radiology, Heart and Lung Centre, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Annals of thoracic surgery (Impact Factor: 3.85). 08/2011; 92(2):714-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.02.028
We present a 35-year-old man with a preoperative diagnosis of a right lower lobe cystic mass. Misled by a radiological suggestion of an intraparenchymal lesion, he had a thoracotomy and right lower lobectomy. An intraoperative finding of a pedunculated cyst arising from the parietal pleural with subsequent histopathology confirmation of a benign bronchogenic cyst, however, would have made a less invasive surgical excision more appropriate. (Ann Thorac Surg 2011;92:714-5) (C) 2011 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
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