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Congenital cystic lesions of the lung are present in 1 in 10,000-35,000 births and present as a spectrum of anomalies. Majority of these cystic lesions comprise congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations, pulmonary sequestrations, congenital lobar emphysema, and bronchogenic cysts. Most of these lesions are nowadays detected antenatally, however some will present either in the newborn or during later childhood. A review of the aetiology, classification, natural history, investigations, and treatment of congenital cystic lung lesions is discussed.

Original publication




Journal article


Early Hum Dev

Publication Date





935 - 939


Bronchogenic cyst, Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, Congenital cystic lung lesions, Lobar emphysema, Pulmonary sequestration, Bronchogenic Cyst, Bronchopulmonary Sequestration, Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of Lung, Congenital, Guidelines as Topic, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Lung, Lung Diseases, Pulmonary Emphysema