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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2010;44(2): 207-210.
doi: https://doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2010.44.2.207
Complex Bronchopulmonary Foregut Malformation: Extralobar Pulmonary Sequestration Communicating with an Esophageal Duplication Cyst: A Case Report.
Soyoung Im, Sun Mi Lee, Ji Han Jung, Jinyoung Yoo, Kyu Do Cho, Seok Jin Kang, Kyo Young Lee
1Department of Pathology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jinyyoo@catholic.ac.kr
2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
We report here on a case of a rare, complex bronchopulmonary foregut malformation (BPFM) that was composed of an extralobar pulmonary sequestration communicating with an esophageal duplication cyst. A 33-year-old female presented with an incidentally detected chest mass. The computed tomography revealed a 7.5 x 4.0 cm sized heterogeneous, solid and cystic lesion in the right superior mediastinum. Surgical resection demonstrated the solid portion to be isolated lung tissue invested in its own pleura. A unilocular cyst was communicating with the bronchus of the sequestrated lung, and microscopically the cyst was lined by squamous epithelium overlying the thick layers of smooth muscle. This case is important for understanding the spectrum of BPFMs and for differentiating a mediastinal mass, especially one at the unusual location.
Key Words: Bronchopulmonary sequestration; Esophageal cyst