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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 19, Issue 5, Pages 301-302
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/782373
Clinico-Pathologic Conferences

Atypical Lung Parenchymal Bronchogenic Cyst Complicated by Tuberculosis Infection

Haiqing Chu,1 Xianghua Yi,2 Lan Zhao,1 Tao Gui,1 Xia Fang,2 and Xiwen Sun3

1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, China
2Department of Pathology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, China
3Department of Radiology, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

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Abstract

A bronchogenic cyst (BC) is a rare congenital lesion that may cause life-threatening organ compression in children, but is generally asymptomatic in adults unless there are other complications. In the present report, a 34-year-old woman in whom a BC was complicated by tuberculosis infection is described. Due to the small size of the BC, it was asymptomatic and could not be diagnosed until she was treated with antituberculosis medications.