ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Video-assisted thoracoscopic lingulectomy for type 1 congenital pulmonary airway malformation in an adult patient: a case report
Kuthan Kavaklı1, Nesrin Öcal2, Sedat Gürkök1, Okan Karataş1, Önder Öngörü3
1Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
2Departments of Chest Diseases, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
3Departments of Pathology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.12825
Congenital pulmonary airway malformation is a rare embryogenic developmental anomaly of the lower respiratory tract in adulthood. In this article, we report a 38-year-old male patient with congenital pulmonary airway malformation, admitted with an 8 cm-diameter air cyst in the upper lobe of left lung. Air cyst was resected by video-assisted thoracoscopic lingulectomy. The histopathological examination of the lingular segment revealed type 1 congenital pulmonary airway malformation. Surgical resection is both diagnostic and curative for congenital pulmonary airway malformation. In cystic lesions, congenital pulmonary airway malformation should be kept in mind and appropriate surgical intervention should be performed.
Keywords : Adult; congenital pulmonary airway malformation; lingulectomy; video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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