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Unusual presentation of a large tension bronchogenic cyst in an adult.
  1. S P Tarpy,
  2. H Kornfeld,
  3. K Moroz,
  4. H L Lazar
  1. Pulmonary Center, Boston University, School of Medicine, Massachusetts.


    A routine chest radiograph in a 20 year old man revealed a giant air filled cavity of the left hemithorax under tension. At thoracotomy a large left lower lobe intraparenchymal cyst required lobectomy and the pathological findings were consistent with a bronchogenic cyst. Although tension bronchogenic cysts are common in infants, this case demonstrates their unusual presentation in an adult.

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