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
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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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