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CONGENITAL CYSTIC DISEASE OF THE LUNG IN INFANTS AND IN CHILDREN

CONGENITAL CYSTIC DISEASE OF THE LUNG IN INFANTS AND IN CHILDREN Abstract DESPITE a rapidly growing literature on cysts of the lung, there still exists a considerable disparity of opinion with reference to their genesis, diagnosis and mode of treatment. A recent monograph1 stated: Congenital cystic disease: Anatomic studies indicate that this is an extremely rare condition. It has not been found at necropsy at The Babies Hospital during a period of fifty years. Schenck quotes Lederer as having failed to find a single instance of congenital cystic disease in five thousand necropsies. It is now evident that many cases which have suggested congenital cysts roentgenographically were probably examples of acquired emphysematous cavities caused by check-valvular bronchial obstruction. The present cases of cystic disease of the lung in infants and children exemplify most types of cystic disease of the lung seen and present a fair sample of the types of accompanying anatomic anomalies (fig. 1). Ten of the 12 patients have References 1. Caffee, J.: Pediatric X-Ray Diagnosis , Chicago, The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1945, p. 234. 2. Flemming Möller, P.: Congenital Thoracic Cysts and Lung Deformities in the Roentgen Picture , Acta. radiol. 9:460, 1928.Crossref 3. Harrington, S. W.: Surgical Treatment of Intrathoracic Tumors , Arch. Surg. 19:1679 ( (Dec.) ) 1929.Crossref 4. Douglass, R., in discussion on Brown and Brock.13 5. Haight, C., in discussion on Brown and Brock.13 6. McCotter, R. E.: On the Occurrence of Pulmonary Arteries Arising from the Aorta , Anat. Rec. 4:291, 1910.Crossref 7. Batts, M.: A Pulmonary Artery Arising from the Aorta , J. Thoracic Surg. 8:565, 1939. 8. Harris, H. A., and Ivor, L.: Anomalies of the Lung with Special Reference to Danger of Abnormal Vessels in Lobectomy , J. Thoracic Surg. 9:666, 1940. 9. Head, J., in discussion on Moersch.14 10. Butler, E. F., in discussion on Moersch.14 11. Schenck, S. G.: Congenital Cystic Disease of the Lungs , Am. J. Roentgenol. 35:608, 1936. 12. Maier, H. C., and Haight, C.: Large Infected Solitary Pulmonary Cysts Simulating Empyema , J. Thoracic Surg. 9:471, 1940. 13. Brown, H. L., and Brock, W.: A Method of Treatment of Large Pulmonary Air Cysts (Balloon Cysts) by an Endocutaneous Flap , J. Thoracic Surg. 11:617, 1942. 14. Moersch, H. J., and Clagett, O. T.: Pulmonary Cysts , J. Thoracic Surg. 16:179, 1947. 15. Graham, E., in discussion on Moersch.14 16. Gross, R.: Congenital Cystic Lung: Successful Pneumonectomy in a Three Weeks Old Baby , Ann. Surg. 123:229, 1946.Crossref 17. Burnett, W. E., and Caswell, H. T.: Lobectomy for Pulmonary Cysts in a Fifteen-Day Old Infant with Recovery , Surgery 23:84-91, 1948 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

CONGENITAL CYSTIC DISEASE OF THE LUNG IN INFANTS AND IN CHILDREN

Archives of Surgery , Volume 59 (1) – Jul 1, 1949

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Abstract DESPITE a rapidly growing literature on cysts of the lung, there still exists a considerable disparity of opinion with reference to their genesis, diagnosis and mode of treatment. A recent monograph1 stated: Congenital cystic disease: Anatomic studies indicate that this is an extremely rare condition. It has not been found at necropsy at The Babies Hospital during a period of fifty years. Schenck quotes Lederer as having failed to find a single instance of congenital cystic disease in five thousand necropsies. It is now evident that many cases which have suggested congenital cysts roentgenographically were probably examples of acquired emphysematous cavities caused by check-valvular bronchial obstruction. The present cases of cystic disease of the lung in infants and children exemplify most types of cystic disease of the lung seen and present a fair sample of the types of accompanying anatomic anomalies (fig. 1). Ten of the 12 patients have References 1. Caffee, J.: Pediatric X-Ray Diagnosis , Chicago, The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1945, p. 234. 2. Flemming Möller, P.: Congenital Thoracic Cysts and Lung Deformities in the Roentgen Picture , Acta. radiol. 9:460, 1928.Crossref 3. Harrington, S. W.: Surgical Treatment of Intrathoracic Tumors , Arch. Surg. 19:1679 ( (Dec.) ) 1929.Crossref 4. Douglass, R., in discussion on Brown and Brock.13 5. Haight, C., in discussion on Brown and Brock.13 6. McCotter, R. E.: On the Occurrence of Pulmonary Arteries Arising from the Aorta , Anat. Rec. 4:291, 1910.Crossref 7. Batts, M.: A Pulmonary Artery Arising from the Aorta , J. Thoracic Surg. 8:565, 1939. 8. Harris, H. A., and Ivor, L.: Anomalies of the Lung with Special Reference to Danger of Abnormal Vessels in Lobectomy , J. Thoracic Surg. 9:666, 1940. 9. Head, J., in discussion on Moersch.14 10. Butler, E. F., in discussion on Moersch.14 11. Schenck, S. G.: Congenital Cystic Disease of the Lungs , Am. J. Roentgenol. 35:608, 1936. 12. Maier, H. C., and Haight, C.: Large Infected Solitary Pulmonary Cysts Simulating Empyema , J. Thoracic Surg. 9:471, 1940. 13. Brown, H. L., and Brock, W.: A Method of Treatment of Large Pulmonary Air Cysts (Balloon Cysts) by an Endocutaneous Flap , J. Thoracic Surg. 11:617, 1942. 14. Moersch, H. J., and Clagett, O. T.: Pulmonary Cysts , J. Thoracic Surg. 16:179, 1947. 15. Graham, E., in discussion on Moersch.14 16. Gross, R.: Congenital Cystic Lung: Successful Pneumonectomy in a Three Weeks Old Baby , Ann. Surg. 123:229, 1946.Crossref 17. Burnett, W. E., and Caswell, H. T.: Lobectomy for Pulmonary Cysts in a Fifteen-Day Old Infant with Recovery , Surgery 23:84-91, 1948

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1949

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