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

Masayuki Chida, Muneo Minowa, Shunsuke Eba, Hajime Odajima

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Abstract

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
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hemoptysis
  • Mesenchymal cystic hamartoma
  • Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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