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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2009 Dec;17(6):634-6. doi: 10.1177/0218492309349810.

Malignancy of congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of lung in aged.

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  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Haut-Lévèque Hospital, Bordeaux University Hospital, 33604 Pessac, France. jacques.jougon@chu-bordeaux.fr

Abstract

Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is rare in adults, and often asymptomatic. We describe a case of malignant degeneration of a congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation in a 77-year-old man. Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation must be considered a premalignant lesion, even in older patients. Rigorous preoperative staging must be undertaken. Anatomic resection with extensive lymphadenectomy remains the treatment of choice.

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