Mesenchymal cystic hamartoma of the lung: A rare cause of pneumothorax

Masayuki Chida, Muneo Minowa, Syunsuke Eba, Hajime Odajima

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A 14-year-old girl had a left spontaneous pneumothorax. Because closed chest tube drainage failed to obtain expansion of the lung, thoracoscopic bullectomy was performed. Pathological examination of the bulla resulted in the diagnosis of mesenchymal cystic hamartoma, which is a rare cause of pneumothorax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-168
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Hemoptysis
  • Mesenchymal cystic hamartoma
  • Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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